Brave little Beau Miller’s dream came true when a charity helped him get up close with dinosaurs.
The brave youngster was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in November 2011.
After months of gruelling treatment his family hope he is now on the mend.
Parents Ross Miller and Emma Lyndsey nominated Beau, who will be six on Monday, to the Make-A-Wish charity that grants magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.
After telling of his love of dinosaurs and interest in finding out weird and wonderful facts about these prehistoric creatures, a very special trip was arranged for the Comely Park Primary School pupil.
Last month, along with mum, dad and little sister Coco (20 months), Beau was whisked off to London for the weekend.
The Falkirk family visited the Natural History Museum and were allowed down to the basement, a spot usually only open to paleontologists, to find out more about dinosaurs.
Ross, who works in Next at the Central Retail Park, Falkirk, said: “Everyone was amazing with him. One paleontologist even gave him a bone from a hardrosaurid which he now treasures.”
But that wasn’t the end of the excitement, the following day there was a trip to Latimer Place in Chesham, Buckinghamshire where he was able to meet ‘dinosaurs’ in the grounds of the country house. The family also visited the Rainforest Cafe and Jamie Oliver’s dinosaur-themed diner.
Ross said: “Beau’s treatment finished in January but then he caught chickenpox and he’s been in hospital three times since.
“The impact of his wish will be to get rid of some of the bad memories from the last few years and create new, happy memories. As a family we would never have been able to organise something like this – we will never forget it.”