Brian enjoys the American dream


A NINE-year old boy from Boston who suffers from a rare glandular condition has just got back from the trip of a lifetime – after he was taken to Florida by a charity.

Brian Kemp-Beeby takes numerous tablets and has to inject himself everyday in order to control the hypopituitarism he has suffered from since birth.

But the stress of his condition melted away for 10 days recently when he was flown out to Florida with almost 200 other children and given the holiday of a lifetime, thanks to the Dreamflight charity.

Brian, who also suffers from a growth hormone condition which makes him much smaller than other children his age, was selected for the trip after being put forward by a nurse at Pilgrim Hospital.

His mum Carol Kemp said: “It got him away from it all. I’m really glad his dream came true for him.

“He’s a special boy to us and he’s been through so much with it.

“It’s a dream come true for all of us.”

During his trip, which included Brian’s first experience of flying, he went to Disneyland, Universal Studios, and got the chance to swim with dolphins.

The Park School pupil said that was the best thing he did on the trip.

He added: “I went on all the rides. I want to go again.”

Dreamflight is a charity which sends seriously ill children on the holiday of a lifetime.