A schoolboy who suffers from an incurable muscle wasting disease is set for the trip of a lifetime courtesy of the Wish Upon a Star Foundation.
Kyle Holmes, 11, and his family, of Ferrybridge, near Pontefract, are to travel to Disney World in Florida.
Kyle was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy five years ago and the muscles in his body are slowly turning to fat.
Kyle’s family applied to the wish-making charity in January after his condition started to worsen and he became more reliant on his wheelchair.
Kyle, a Purston E-act Academy student, said: “It’s awesome we managed to get the tickets, I didn’t think we would get them and I am really excited about going. I’m already packed and really looking forward to seeing the new Harry Potter ride.”
Parents Katrina and Don Holmes said they were “over the moon” the charity offered them tickets for the whole family to visit the theme park.
Mrs Holmes, 43, said: “It is absolutely wonderful. We thought the trip might just be for Kyle and a carer to go, but for us to go away all together is so special.
“Kyle has really started to deteriorate over the last year. One day you will see him coping and the next minute he can’t do the little things, like moving himself around as easily. The only treatment is to manage it.
“He is so excited about going to see the Harry Potter World, he’s a huge fan.”
In 2007, the couple – who have three other children, Katy, 20, Sarah, 16, and 13-year-old Liam – remortgaged their home to raise £20,000 for major adaptations so Kyle can be cared for at home.
Mrs Holmes added: “He is such an amazing little boy and deserves to have this special trip.”