Isabel's story

Updated: Oct 30, 2018

Once more we must say a HUGE thank you to: Arsenal, the management team, namely Hu, but most of all to the world-class player, Mesut Ozil.

Ozil continues to support My Shining Star, and has now helped a second family realise their dreams. Mesut is world class in more ways than one; so kind and caring.

We met this little girl when she spent most of last year in isolation. We didn’t expect to see any families when we delivered some wonderful Christmas gifts to the Royal Marsden, Sutton, back in December. Heart FM and The Giving Tree, Bluewater, sent us packing with a van full of gorgeous gifts, then when we arrived the CLIC Sargent team we work alongside directed us to see Isabel and her mum. They knew we were from Gillingham in Kent and so were they! What were the chances of that?

Isabel is coming on leaps and bounds. Not long after returning home Ozil arranged for this magnificent trip to watch Arsenal at home in his personal box at the Emirates. We are so glad we could make this happen for you Isabel and the smile on your face says everything about how special this treat was.


My daughter Isabel was diagnosed with very severe Aplastic Anaemia last July . We had to spend more time in various hospitals than at home. Consequently I had to give up my job to be with Isabel. My Shining Star stepped in with some much needed funds for which I’m extremely grateful. When Isabel was on the mend after a bone marrow transplant, My Shining Star organised seats in a box at Emirates Stadium to watch Arsenal play. Isabel is a sports fanatic and Arsenal is her favourite team. She had a wonderful time with a massive smile on her face. Thank you My Shining Star.

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