My name is Sam, I am 14 years old and I have got Spastic Hemiplegia (Cerebal Palsy) which is like having a stroke… I can walk but not for that long so I use a wheelchair most of the time…
In November of 2009.. I had surgery, I think that it was 3 operations in 1 (I had my left hip taken out of the socket and put back in the right place, then I had bone taken out of my right hip and then I had my right foot broken and had the bone from my hip placed in my foot, then I had muscles in my legs and muscles around my hip cut.) As a result of the operation I couldn’t walk for about 3 months and then I had to go into rehab to learn how to walk again and stuff like that.
The Starlight Foundation offered me a starlight wish and I knew immediately that I wanted to meet Robert Pattinson (because I love the Twilight Saga), so I put my form in and waited a couple of months and my starlight spoke person said that my wish had been approved.. Then another couple of months went on and Starlight said “you know that maybe since you’ve waited such a long time for your wish and Rob might not come to Australia for a couple of years, do you want to change your wish?” I said “No, I’ll wait…”
Finally after waiting so long my wish came true on Friday, 6th of May 2011.
In the morning my mum, brother and I went into the city of Sydney and mum and I got our hair washed and styled at Toni and Guy hairdressers… The after that we went to the hotel where Rob was staying and I met him and got photos, autographs and he hugged me twice!
After that we went back to the hotel room that Starlight had booked for us to stay in for the night and waited for a couple of hours and then got ready to go and walk the red carpet at the Water For Elephants Premiere, which we went to and from in a limo. Then we went into the theatre and watched Water For Elephants. Finally to end the day, the limo picked us up and drove us back to our hotel.
I would just like to thank the Starlight Children’s Foundation as they organized everything for my family and I.. It was the best day of my life!
A couple more pictures of Samantha and her family at LetMeSign