Published: 09/11/2012 10:05 - Updated: 09/11/2012 10:11

Disney delight for Moray cancer boy

Written byBy Craig Christie

A DREAM trip to Disney World has given a brave Moray eye cancer child the joy of seeing his cherished cartoon characters.

Fraser and his sister Shay Marie meet the Chipmunks at Disney World.
Fraser and his sister Shay Marie meet the Chipmunks at Disney World.

Four-year-old Fraser Smith, from Forres, has already lost his sight in one eye due to the effects of retinoblastoma, a rare childhood cancer.

Fearing he may one day be completely robbed of his vision, Fraser’s family want him to see as many of his favourite things while he can.

Last year, the avid Thomas the Tank Engine fan made the trip to Thomas Land in England, where he was overjoyed to meet some of the animation show’s characters in their own theme park.

When the story appeared in ‘The Northern Scot’ Christmas paper, it caught the attention of Give Them A Sporting Chance, a charity which makes dreams come true for youngsters with disabilities.

And that led to a fundraising drive to pay for Fraser and his family to make a memorable trip across the Atlantic to visit Florida’s Disney World.

Accompanied by his grandparents, Debbie and David Fraser, and his big sister Shay Marie (6), the youngster had a wonderful time meeting the stars from movies like Cars, Toy Story and Jungle Book.

Mrs Fraser explained how Elgin doctor Sarah McGregor, a fundraiser for the charity, got in touch after reading in the ‘Scot’ about how Fraser would dearly love to meet his Disney favourites.

“She phoned me up and said after reading the story, she thought Fraser was an ideal candidate for support,” she said.

See Northern Scot for full story.

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