Date dream fulfilled: 29/08/2014
Summary: Jake lives with cerebral palsy and it was his dream to meet Emma Willis on the Big Brother set.
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Jake lives with quadriplegic cerebral palsy as well as other complex health issues. He is a permanent wheelchair user and dependent on his parents for his care 24 hours a day. Despite his medical condition, Jake is a bright, cheerful young man with a wonderful smile who enjoys getting out and about.
Jake loves watching TV, particularly Big Brother with presenter Emma Willis. His parents spent some considerable time trying to work out the best dream for Jake. However once Big Brother returned to our screens, they realised the perfect dream for Jake would be to meet Emma Willis at the Big Brother house.
We were not sure at first if this would be possible. However Emma Willis and the production team for Big Brother could not have been more helpful. They invited Jake and his parents to a celebrity Big Brother live eviction show at Elstree Studios. Before the show started, they were taken behind the set to meet Emma. Jake was wearing his 'I love Emma Willis' t-shirt especially for the occassion. He was very excited to meet Emma who chatted away with Jake. She posed for photos including one of Emma kissing Jake on the cheek and gave Jake a goody bag.
Jake and his parents had a wonderful evening. They made some banners to hold up during the show and joined in with all the cheering, booing and clapping. Everyone was tired at the end of the evening but also elated by the whole experience.
Emma loved meeting Jake and thought he was an inspiration.