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STARLIGHT WISH COMES TRUE FOR JAMIE
15/04/2010 5:01:54 PM
Jamie de Paulo had a special Starlight Foundation wish come true when he met the Wests Tigers on Tuesday, April 13.
A passionate Wests Tigers supporter, Jamie was referred to The Starlight Foundation in August 2006 as a 15-year- old. He suffers from
Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus and was diagnosed at birth.
The condition means Jamie is pretty much confined to a wheelchair, however he can slowly shuffle around on his legs with assistance.
For the last four years, Jamie has worked closely with his Wishgranting volunteer Mark on his journey to deciding on his wish.
He has had many wonderful ideas for what his wish might be, but as this is a once in a life time opportunity, he decided on a Wests Tigers wish.
Jamie loves sports and as he cannot get involved in sports physically, the next best thing was to meet his favourite NRL team.
Wests Tigers donated tickets to Jamie and his family to watch the round one victory over the Manly Sea Eagles at the Sydney Football Stadium as stage one of his wish.
Stage two saw Jamie attend Wests Tigers training at Concord Oval on Tuesday where the club presented him with a new Wests Tigers jersey.
After watching the team train, Jamie got the opportunity to get the jersey signed and to speak with the players.
Wests Tigers wish Jamie all the very best for the future and look forward to continuing its relationship with The Starlight Foundation.
I bet Lote and Gareth made young Jamie feel like he was on cloud 9. Great job guys!
Hopefully stage 3 for Jamie is a premiership!