A DREAM has come true for 16-year-old Kirsty Mclean from Barnstaple. It was the kind of day almost any teenage girl would envy Kirsty spent the day as a pop star. The day was arranged by Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, the leading wish granting charity for c
A DREAM has come true for 16-year-old Kirsty Mclean from Barnstaple. It was the kind of day almost any teenage girl would envy - Kirsty spent the day as a pop star.The day was arranged by Make-A-Wish Foundation UK, the leading wish granting charity for children and young people fighting life-threatening illnesses. Kirsty, who is living with Leukodystrophy, loves to sing and has always wanted to record her own track. Make-A-Wish arranged for Kirsty and her family to be picked up in a luxury limousine and taken to Selfridge's store on London's famous Oxford Street where she was given a VIP make-over, in her own private room that the likes of Mariah Carey and Victoria Beckham use.After being pampered and preened, Kirsty was whisked off to the Metropolis Studios in Chiswick, London, where she spent the afternoon recording her songs. Kirsty was given the biggest studio, which Anastasia had used the day before. She sung her heart out to one of her favourite songs, Avril Lavigne's Innocence. The wish was photographed and filmed by professionals so Kirsty is able to create her very own "wall of fame" at home.Kirsty said: "I have had the best day! Thanks Make-A-Wish for making my wish come true, I feel like a true pop star." Mum Claudia was also thrilled: "Kirsty has been through a lot and today has taken her mind off it all. Thank you for making her feel so special," she said.Make-A-Wish knows from its many years of experience granting wishes for young people provides them and their families with hope and optimism, and something positive to look forward to. It lifts the spirit, brings joy and happiness and becomes a treasured memory. When a wish is granted, Make-A-Wish ensures that all the family is included. l Since 1986 Make-A-Wish has granted over 4,800 wishes and aims to grant its 5,000th wish later this year. For more information about Make-A-Wish or to make a donation go to www.make-a-wish.org.uk.