Brave teen’s New York wish fulfilled

A BRAVE Clevedon teenager who has battled a life-threatening disease had a lifelong dream fulfilled when she attended New York Fashion Week.

Ruby Lynch was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2009 and had to endure an intensive course of chemotherapy to fight the disease.

During her time at Bristol Children’s Hospital, Ruby faced her treatment with great courage and real determination and in recognition of that was granted a wish by Starlight Children’s Foundation.

The 17-year-old has a love for textiles and dreams of working in the fashion industry.

As a result, the charity organised for her, along with her parents Steph and Patrick and 15-year-old sister Nancy, to visit New York during its celebrated Fashion Week.

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This gave Ruby the chance to combine her dream of exploring New York with her interest in fashion.

During their time in the Big Apple, she and her family were given front row seats at the Ready to Wear Catwalk show, being put on by world-renowned designer, Jenny Packham.

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After the show, Ruby also had the chance to meet Jenny, who introduced her to many of her contacts in the fashion industry.

* To refer a child for a wish or to make a donation to Starlight Children’s Foundation visit

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