Dolphin dream comes true for Teddington girl with rare liver disease

Winter: Star of Dolphin Tale

Winter: Star of Dolphin Tale

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A Teddington girl with a rare liver disease had her wish granted by meeting dolphin screen star Winter in Florida.

Nine-year-old Olivia Bradburn had biliary artesia, a very rare liver disease, diagnosed when she was just six weeks old.

Children's charity Rays of Sunshine organised for Olivia and her family to travel to the States to meet her favourite film star and indeed dolphin, Winter, from Dolphin Tale.

The 10-day holiday started by meeting the sea-based mammal at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Olivia’s mum Nina Bradburn said: "We had an absolutely magical week in Florida - it really was a holiday of a lifetime for the entire family.

"Meeting Winter was an absolute dream come true for Olivia, she loved everything about the experience, especially being able to have her brothers alongside her to enjoy it too.

"We can’t thank Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity enough for organising such an amazing trip."

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