Keira’s dream Disneyland trip

Keira Wrenn meeting Minnie Mouse at Disneyland Paris with mum Emma and sister Tamzin.
Keira Wrenn meeting Minnie Mouse at Disneyland Paris with mum Emma and sister Tamzin.

A trip to Disneyland would be special for any child but for young Keira Wrenn it was even more magic.

The six-year-old from Alford has had to endure weeks of medical treatment since being diagnosed with a rare brain tumour last summer.

Through it all Keira continued to dream of meeting her idol Minnie Mouse and that wish came true this month on a family trip to Disneyland, Paris.

Friends and supporters rallied round to raise more than £2,300 towards the trip holding a fun day for Keira at Alford Manor House in September.

Keira was joined on the trip by a large family group including mum Emma, dad Don, brother Dominic, 12, and nine-year-old sister Tamzin.

Emma said: “The trip to Disneyland was fantastic, Minnie Mouse is Keira’s idol. She has loved Minnie since she was three and has toys, teddybears and outfits galore.

“We have been over-whemed by the support we have received, there are some very nice people out there. I would particularly like to thank Tess Turner and Michelle Ranshaw for organising the fun day.”

The Costa coffee chain paid for Keira to visit Edinburgh and the company is funding a trip to see the Lion King musical in London next month.And a quiz night and auction is taking place at Grand Central in Skegness on February 28 so Keira can fulfil more of her dreams.

Alford Primary School pupil Keira was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in August.

Although the tumour is in-operable Keira has responded well to radiotherapy treatment at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Emma said: “Keira is doing really well. Results from the MRI scan showed the tumour has shrunk by half.

“We are taking it day by day. She still gets tired, but to look at her you would not think there was anything wrong.

“Most people have a lifetime to do what they want, we don’t know if that is the case with Keira, so have to do everything in a short space of time.”