Date dream fulfilled: 03/06/2014
Summary: Kylie had a dream makeover and photoshoot. She had a tumour which has left her with developmental problems and memory loss. Her mum Hayley wanted her to have a really special day with something nice to look back on, particularly when her memory has completely gone.
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Kylie's dream is to have a makeover and photoshoot. Kylie had a tumour which has left her with developmental problems and memory loss. Her mum Hayley wanted her to have a really special day with something nice to look back on, particularly when her memory has completely gone.
In September 2008, as Kylie was turning 7, she was diagnosed with a fourth ventricle classical ependymona. This is a tumour that arises from the tissue of the central nervous system. Kylie was given radiotherapy treatment which although effective on the tumour, left her with several medical conditions. The tumour, having triggered a change in Kylie's general health and well being has impaired her development significantly. Although she's 12 years old she thinks and behaves like a 5 year old. She struggles with memory loss so there's no continuity and she ends up doing different things every day. She particularly likes playing with her dolls, doing puzzles and dancing.
It took a while to find the right dream for Kylie but eventually Kylie’s mother Hayley said it would be nice for Kylie to have a mini makeover and photo-shoot. She wanted Kylie to be able to get dressed up in her favourite outfits with jewellery, make up etc and have a portfolio of photos.
Hayley wanted her to have something nice to look back on, particularly when her memory has completely gone. She said Kylie is getting worse all the time and the doctor's don't know what's going to happen. Kylie could even lose her hair, which she is very proud of.
Hayley wanted someone to do Kylie's make up for her so that it looked nice. Hayley also wanted Kylie to have a photo with her sisters Katie 19, Kesley 14 and Kalisha 10, and asked if they could have their hair and make-up done as well. All the girls have long hair and wanted it curly except for Katie.
With the kind of help of Claire and Becky at The Salon in Stockport and Kate and Natasha from Jump Imaging, Kylie and her sisters spent a wonderful afternoon being pampered, preened and photographed. All the girls had their make-up and hair done before changing in to different outfits and each girl had individual photos taken as well as group photos. We even managed to persuade mum Hayley to join in for a couple of the photos.
Once the photos have been edited the family will be presented with a photo book containing all the photos taken and some enlargements they can frame and hang on the wall.