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Vancouver, Help Keep Their Dreams Alive

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DH Vancouver Staff Feb 04, 2010 1:53 am


Ninetenn-year-old Starlight teen Matthew is travelling to Vancouver attend the Men’s Gold Medal Olympic Hockey game on February 28th after his wish to attend the Games was granted by the Starlight Children’s Foundation, a non-profit children’s organization dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Today, Starlight learned that the complimentary accommodation that had been booked for him and his have been cancelled by Norwegian Cruise Lines as they were schedule to stay on the floating hotel the cruise line had promised to provide.

After being booked and confirmed months ago, Starlight received notice today that the wheelchair accommodating suite that had been booked for Matthew, his twin brother and his parents is no longer available due to the cancellation of the ship.

Matthew’s Cerebral Palsy means he spends his day in a power wheelchair and, as a result, he needs washroom, bedroom and living facilities that are fully accessible.

Starlight is now seeking a suitable alternative in which to book the family from February 25th to March 2nd. The Starlight Children’s Foundation touches the lives of seriously ill children and their families over 44,000 times each year in BC. If you can help, please contact Heather Burnett at (604) 786-7827 or email [email protected]

If you know anyone that can help or just want to help spread (via twitter) the word please do so.  Much appreciated and Vancouver lets make help keep these kids alive.


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DH Vancouver Staff
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