She is a determined 22-year-old who, despite her own serious health problems, fundraises tirelessly for the Wish Upon a Star charity. This includes her own blog and fundraising page on Give as You Live.
Kirsty went on a Wish Upon a Star holiday as an eight-year-old, having being diagnosed with both neurofibromatosis and scoliosis. Her childhood included countless operations. Her friendship made with a young girl on that Wish Upon a Star holiday gave Kirsty the determination to become a fundraiser at a very early age, after the friend tragically died shortly after the holiday. Kirsty’s considerable achievements over the next few years, with a current total raised of more than £98,000, were rewarded last year by being awarded the MBE for her services to fundraising.
She tells the magazine, “The page went live at the start of June last year and we’re well on the way to hitting our target. I just hope it’ll help some other little heroes. After all, making a hero happy is a pretty great thing to do.”
For more about Kirsty’s story and the work she does for Wish Upon a Star please head over to her blog.