EVERY little girl dreams of being a princess and for six-year-old Megan O’Connor from Westbury that dream has come true.
Thanks to Share A Dream Foundation, the charity which makes dreams come true for the country’s most seriously ill children, Megan was treated to a day of pampering with people attending to her every need.
Megan, the only child of Lorraine and Glyn, suffers from an undiagnosed condition, has a learning disability and gets around with a walking frame.
“She has never been diagnosed. They actually don’t have clue what it is,” said Lorraine of her daughter’s condition.
Her family only noticed something was wrong when as an infant, Megan was unable to crawl. She is preparing to go into her second year at St Vincent’s in Lisnagry.
Megan’s special day as a princess came about after her family met Share A Dream founder Shay Kinsella at the church in Westbury.
“He said he would love if Megan registered with so they could do a dream for her,” said Lorraine.
Like any girl of her age, Megan loves getting her hair, nails and make-up done.
So on Friday morning, Share A Dream’s dream machine arrived at her door, gave her a special princess dress and got to work on that makeover.
After a couple of hours of pampering, Megan was ready for some retail therapy and was taken - by limousine and with a Garda escort befitting such a VIP - to the Crescent Shopping Centre.
Megan, her mum and grandparents hit as many shops as they could on the day.
“Every shop we went to gave her loads of presents and some of them even had Princess Megan signs up with her picture. She loved it. She loves all the attention. Everybody that was out shopping was talking to her and she just loves a fuss being made of her,” said Lorraine.
The day finished with a meal fit for a princess at the Clarion Hotel.
Share a Dream receive no funding from the government and people who feel they can help in some way can contact email@example.com, phone 061 200080 or log on to www.shareadream.ie