Charity grant wish of schoolboy who overcame rare bone cancer

Sutton Guardian: Martin Petrov had his wish of seeing the pyramids fulfilled Martin Petrov had his wish of seeing the pyramids fulfilled

A schoolboy who suffered from a rare form of bone cancer has had his wish to travel to Egypt and see the pyramids fulfilled by a children's charity.

Martin Petrov from New Addington, was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma in December 2011.

The cancer was found in his pelvis and the 12-year-old had to undergo a gruelling course of treatment, including major pelvic surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, to battle the life-threatening condition.

The Wallington County Grammar School pupil, who is now clear from cancer, was referred to Starlight Children's Foundation by the CLIC Sargent nurses that care for him, who praised his courage throughout his illness and thought he really deserved a special treat.

When asked by Starlight to choose his dearest wish, Martin, who is interested in science, history and the wonders of the world, asked to visit Egypt.

The charity organised for Martin, his parents Valentina and Vasil and brother Alexander, 7, to fly to Cairo for an exciting ten day trip at the end of May.

The family stayed at a luxury hotel at the foot of the Giza Pyramids and during their trip visited the Valley of the Kings and went inside a real Egyptian tomb.

They then enjoyed the sites of temples, ancient cities and great monuments during a seven night cruise along the Nile.

Speaking about the trip, Martin said: "It was really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity experience and I loved it. We all loved it and bought lots of souvenirs for us and friends.

"Thank you to Starlight for the amazing holiday to Egypt, I am so thankful they managed to make this adventure real, it really was a dream come true."

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