Feeding dolphins, meeting super heroes - Sam Fisher’s trip to Florida with the Cauldwell Children charity was beyond his wildest dreams.
Twelve year old Sam, who lives in Greenlaw with mum Sue and brother Dean, has a rare spinal muscular condition and was given the chance of the holiday by the charity.
Days after their return, Sue Fisher said: “The Florida trip was beyond our wildest dreams! We were totally blown away by the kindness of all concerned.
“Not only Caudwell Children, who took us on the Destination Dreams 2014 holiday, but all the volunteers at Give Kids The World Village, plus all of the separate agencies in America who pull together to really make this a holiday of a lifetime for the children and families.
“Sam now has the most fantastic memories to cheer him up whilst he’s recovering from his operation and we met some really great people: Caudwell Children staff, volunteers, the medics who accompanied us and also the other families who we are going to keep in touch with.
“Sam also got to meet Rachel Stevens from S Club 7, who is a new ambassador for Caudwell Children, along with lots of Disney characters and he loved feeding the dolphins.
“When asked what his favourite part was he can not decide! He just says “All of it! I can’t believe it all actually happened”.
“We could never have taken the big step to go abroad with Sam’s wheelchair and medical equipment before, but now we’ve had such a brilliant experience Sam is eager to visit more countries now.
“So as well as taking Sam on the absolute trip of a lifetime, Caudwell Children has also opened the door to a whole world of adventure for Sam.
On his return from Florida Sam was due to have a spinal fusion operation scheduled in Newcastle. However, it was cancelled on the day and has been rescheduled for January 5.
To support this amazing project, visit: www.caudwellchildren.com/destinationdreams