Alfie lives with Dravet Syndrome and experiences the full range of symptoms, so he suffers from life threatening seizures that require urgent medical treatment, and an absence of awareness of danger in his surroundings.  This means he needs constant supervision both at home and while out and about to ensure he doesn’t come to any harm. His condition has been gradually increasing in severity, his mum describes day to day life with Alfie as ‘living on a knife edge’.

Alfie’s favourite CBeebies character is Postman Pat, so for his birthday this year we surprised him with a stay in the Postman Pat Suite in the CBeebiesland Hotel. On his birthday Alfie’s mum was worried the weather would scupper their plans, as there were 4 seasons in a day, and they experienced sun, wind, snow, and even a mini tornado! As Alfie was getting ready for school, his mum surprised him with news of the trip – Alfie was so shocked he was speechless!

The journey was long, but Alfie coped fantastically well, and his mum said, ‘The hotel was wonderful and The Postman Pat Suite was amazing!’ Dreams Come True were delighted to arrange a birthday cake, teddy and balloons to be waiting in the room for Alfie, and the hotel gave him a present too.

‘Alfie particularly liked the lift in the hotel which played music and had different lights when you pressed the button - so he kept wanting to go in it! There was a disco in the evening which he loved, and he kept cuddling the characters they met.

The park had a great atmosphere, and the staff made it magical.  Alfie was very happy in ‘his world’ (Postman Pat and trains!), especially as there was a train ride which he loved ‘

‘The trip couldn’t have gone any better!’

Everyone at Dreams Come True is delighted to see that Alfie had a very, happy birthday!