Siobhan – Vancouver, British Columbia
Diagnosed with Marfan syndrome and scoliosis, Siobhan is a lovely, active young lady. This lively thirteen year-old plays on an Under-14 soccer team with many of her friends, and enjoys swimming in summer and skating in the winter. She somehow also finds the time to play drums in her school’s band and takes private lessons to improve her music. Siobhan really likes playing with younger kids and despite her busy schedule, she babysits regularly. Starlight has been able to help Siobhan by sending her to concerts and professional soccer and hockey games (she even met David Beckham!) and has invited her on many of our escapes programs. In a speech she made as the 2012 Vancouver Walk for Smiles ambassador, Siobhan’s determination to help give back to Starlight is because, as she said, “Starlight has made mine and many others life a bit easier.” It comes as no surprise, then, that her giving nature doesn’t stop there—when she grows up, this impressive teen wants to become a children’s nurse!