Cowell to sponsor Disney trip for cancer patient

London: "X-Factor" judge Simon Cowell has decided to sponsor a Disney trip as a birthday gift for a young girl suffering from cancer.

Megan Kershaw, 12, is suffering from a rare form of liver cancer. She will be flying to Florida to celebrate her birthday next month.

Cowell had met her during a hospital visit. He was so touched by Megan’s plight that he offered to pay for the entire Disney World`s trip after learning it was on a "wish list" that she drew up after first getting ill in 2008.

Her doctors at Sheffield Children’s Hospital say she is now well enough to travel.

"Megan is really excited. She can’t wait and she is counting down the days. I think Simon was touched by her story and Megan’s determination to beat cancer," quoted her mother Deborah Kershaw, of Bawtry, South Yorkshire, as saying.

"Mickey and Minnie Mouse are Megan’s favourites and it will be great to see her with them. It will be really emotional for me to see her finally get to Disney World after all we have been through. There will be tears," she added.


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