My name is Sophie Washington, I am 21 years old and I am a Rays of Sunshine Wish Ambassador.
I first started fundraising for Rays of Sunshine after my own wish was granted in September 2010, because I wanted to help give other seriously ill children and young people the chance to have a dream come true. Previously, I had fundraised for my own projects, including purchasing much-needed specialist equipment for hospitals I received treatment in, refurbishing the staff room on one of the wards I was a frequent inpatient on, and funding a children's garden at a hospital I stayed in regularly.
In 2012, Rays of Sunshine heard my health had deteriorated further, and organised for me to sing with JLS at their annual Sunshine Concert.
In December 2013, I became the youngest pancreas transplant recipient in the UK, and am looking forward to continuing to fundraise for Rays of Sunshine and promoting organ donation, as well as other things.
Although I still have numerous health problems, I am now working towards gaining a degree in Psychology via the Open University.
I am also a Wish Co-Ordinator for Rays of Sunshine - which means when I am well enough, I arrange wishes for other seriously ill children!
Any donation, no matter how small, is gratefully received and can make a huge difference.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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