A DISABLED boy had the trip of a lifetime when his wish to visit Disneyland was granted - and there was no fairy godmother involved.
Patrick Stewart-Paul, from Perivale, was a VIP guest at the resort in Paris - thanks to Rays of Sunshine, a charity that makes dreams come true for children with serious or life-limiting conditions.
The 14-year-old has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a muscle wasting disease that has left him unable to walk and requires him to take steroids daily.
His mother, Angela, said: "He is also autistic and so has some special interests. One is Disney - he is always singing the songs and learns big chunks of dialogue - and he loves France, so the trip covered two major bases.
"It was absolutely wonderful. He was in his element. Patrick had a special VIP pass which meant we didn't have to queue for anything, and the people dressed up as characters came straight to him when they saw him.
"We've been overwhelmed by the whole experience. Rays of Sunshine were wonderful, everything was organised to the last letter, so we didn't have to do anything except pack our bags and make sure our passports were up to date. They were really supportive and concerned that we had the best time ever."
The charity organised the fairytale trip for Patrick and his family at the end of May, after Mrs Stewart-Paul found out about it through a friend at work, at St John's School, in Northwood, Middlesex.
For more details about the charity, visit www.raysofsunshine.org.uk