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Dream comes true in Australia

30 May 2015 by News Desk

virgin-boyAustralia’s Starlight Children’s Foundation makes dreams come true for 500 seriously ill children each year.

Five-year-old Alex longed to be a jet pilot, so when his parents approached the charity they teamed up with Virgin Australia to make his ultimate wish come true – to meet some pilots and sit in the cockpit.

The airline flew Alex, who has a malignant brain tumour, and his family to Brisbane to visit the Boeing Training Facility and spend some time in the Virgin flight simulators. Alex met with pilots Danny Vickers and Andy Bower and got to go into the cockpit on one of the E-Jet simulators at the training facility.

“Starlight Children’s Foundation grants almost 500 wishes a year to seriously ill children, and more than half of these involve family travel, made possible by the continued generosity of Virgin Australia as our official wishgranting partner,” said Louise Baxter from Starlight.

“Alexander’s Starlight Wish for a pilot experience provided a wonderful opportunity for us to work together to create an extra special holiday for Alexander and his family. We continue to be so very grateful for the wonderful efforts of the Virgin Australia team and all they do to help brighten the lives of seriously ill children.”


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