After hearing about 12-year-old Megan Kershaw's brave battle against a rare liver cancer, Simon Cowell made her wish come true!
She has withstood 18 months of painful chemotherapy and had three-quarters of her liver removed to beat this disease. But Megan made a “wish board” hoping to meet Simon, Girls Aloud and take a trip to Disney World in Florida.
And Simon is making it all happen including paying for her trip to the most Magical Place on Earth!
Her mother, Deborah, said:
“This is wonderful. Megan is really excited, she can’t wait, she is counting down the days. It’s lovely to seem. People have been so generous raising money and now Simon Cowell has been so generous too. I think he was touched by her story and Megan’s determination to beat cancer. It will be really emotional for me to see her finally getting to Disney World after all we have been through.”
Megan has already met Girls Aloud and the casts of Mamma Mia and Billy Elliot. Next month, she will head to Florida first class for the Disney trip in honor of her 13th birthday.
She was diagnosed with the disease in 2008 after collapsing at school with a backache.
“It came out of the blue. No one knows the outlook. But Megan is a real inspiration," added Deborah. “She has never ever complained. She has a fantastic sense of humour and is so determined to beat this.”
When asked about his gift, Simon replied, “Megan is a very brave girl. I’m glad I could help.”
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