An Essex-based charity that makes dreams come true has granted their 600th dream to a very deserving young man.
The Dream Factory, that grants dreams to children and young adults who suffer from life-threatening, life-limiting conditions or have severe disabilities, hit the enormous milestone in February this year. The lucky 600th Dream recipient was eight-year-old Ethan Hough from Chelmsford.
Brave young Ethan has been diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bone Disease) and has already suffered eight breaks in his legs and one of his femurs has a flexible rod in it. The courageous youngster often requires the use of a zimmer frame or wheelchair, and has phosphate injections to strengthen his bones.
Ethan, an Arsenal fan, dreamt about meeting the players including his idol Bukayo Saka. The Dream Factory arranged for Ethan to go to Arsenal Football Club to watch a game and meet the players including his hero Saka, as well as receiving some spending money and some Arsenal goodies to take home.
Ethan’s Mum said: “We can’t thank everyone at The Dream Factory for what felt like an impossible dream become a reality. The smile on Ethan’s face throughout the whole dream day made us so emotional and happy – it was a day he will never forget.”