Rosie and Mia's dream
Name: Rosie and Mia
Age: 5 and 9
Date dream fulfilled: 30/11/2015
Summary: Living with brittle bone disease, Mia and Rosie both have chronic daily pain. Despite this, They approach life with big smiles. The sisters love absolutely everything about ‘the most wondrous time of the year’, and dreamed of going to Lapland to stroke reindeer and see for themselves where Father Christmas actually lives!
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Nine-year-old Mia and her younger sister Rosie, aged five, are two incredibly brave girls. Living with brittle bone disease, the sisters both have chronic daily pain and their condition means that they frequently fracture their bones following minimal trauma. This significantly affects their way of life, including their ability to walk.
Despite this, Mia and Rosie approach life with big smiles, and something always guaranteed to brighten their day? – Christmas! The sisters love absolutely everything about ‘the most wondrous time of the year’, and dreamed of going to Lapland to stroke reindeer and see for themselves where Father Christmas actually lives!
Mia has already had multiple broken bones and has to go into hospital every three months for three-day infusions. Sister Rosie finds sleeping difficult because her legs constantly collapse and lock, which causes her a lot of pain, both during the day and at night.
These brave sisters really deserved a much-needed break from their hospital visits, and where better than the magical world of Lapland! Unable to wait for her trip, Mia draw a picture to show how excited she was!
Mia and Rosie stayed with their parents at the Davvi Arctic Lodge in Karesuando, Finland, for their Christmassy holiday of a lifetime. The appropriately named ‘Heavenly Peace’ package more than lived up to their expectations and they had an absolutely incredible time!
Surrounded by snow, they definitely made the most of their stay; building snowmen, going on a snowmobile adventure and tobogganing too. When their parents tired of pulling them along, help was on hand in the form of a group of huskies, who whizzed the family through the snow to see the wintery sights. To top it off they even had a sleigh ride pulled by reindeer, just like Father Christmas himself! Rosie absolutely loved feeding the reindeer and giving them a good stroke. The sisters did lots of Christmas crafts, had a wonderful festive dinner as a family and were treated to their own private meeting with Father Christmas!
"We can never, ever thank you enough for making Mia and Rosie’s dream come true it was truly amazing and so very magical - we had the best time of our lives xxx"