Wednesday, 26 September 2012

TV’s Dragons make Boy’s Dreams Come True

Twelve year old James, from Frome in Somerset, has Neurofibromatosis and it has always been his dream to meet the entrepreneur Peter Jones.  His dream became reality when Peter Jones and the BBC Dragons’ Den team allowed him and his parents to visit the set during filming and meet the legendary Dragons. The Dragons were impressed with James’ natural business acumen and told him that he could well be a Dragon of the future.

Peter Newman, from Dreams Come True, says: “We get many different requests from families who want a Dream; from special equipment to make the children’s lives easier such as sensory equipment or specially adapted bicycles, or a chance to go on a family holiday or to meet a famous person or band.

“We are delighted that Peter Jones, his fellow Dragons and the BBC were able to help us. Every time a dream becomes a reality it has a massive impact on the child and their family and you should never underestimate the power of a dream!”

Neurofibromatosis is a genetically-inherited disorder in which the nerve tissue grows tumours (neurofibromas) that may be benign or may cause serious damage by compressing nerves and other tissues.  Cellular elements from these cell types proliferate excessively throughout the body, forming tumours; melanocytes also function abnormally in this disease, resulting in disordered skin pigmentation and café au lait spots.

The tumours may cause bumps under the skin, coloured spots, skeletal problems, pressure on spinal nerve roots, and other neurological problems.

Dreams Come True is a national children’s charity serving the whole of the UK. Our mission is, quite simply, to make dreams come true for terminally and seriously ill children across the country. Over the last ten years we have brought happiness and joy to more than five thousand children as well as their friends, families and carers. For more information visit:


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