John Boyega meets ill children at Royal London Hospital
Via Evening Standard:
The mother of a seriously ill five-year-old boy living with a brain tumour has described meeting Star Wars actor John Boyega as “priceless”.
The Peckham-born actor, who plays Finn in the film franchise, delivered toys to sick children at the Royal London Hospital.
Among the youngsters he visited was Daniel Bell, from Ormskirk, who said he wished he could hand out presents to children alongside his favourite film character.
Mr Boyega said he “jumped at the chance” to grant the request and taught Daniel how to use a lightsaber as part of the special treat, organised by Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity.
The Bafta-winning actor described Daniel as “an amazing and inspirational boy”.
He said: “When I heard about Daniel’s wish to meet Finn, I jumped at the chance to make it come true. It was fantastic to be a part of his very special wish with Rays of Sunshine.
“It was also great to meet the children at The Royal London Hospital and be a part of something so positive.”
Daniel’s mum Rosalind said the meeting was something money could not buy.
She said: “To see Daniel smile like that without a care in the world after everything he’s been through, knowing how much time and effort Rays of Sunshine have put in to his wish and that John Boyega gave his time to make it come true, is priceless.
“These things can’t be bought and really do mean the world.”