Grimoldby youngster is a little princess for the day

Kylie Gravenor. Photo: Supplied.
Kylie Gravenor. Photo: Supplied.

A BRAVE local girl had the day out of her dreams at the weekend when her wish was granted to be treated like a princess for the day.

Kylie Gravenor, nine, from Grimoldby was born five weeks premature and had to have a life saving operation just hours after she was born.

Having already had a number of operations throughout her life, Kylie’s dad, Sean Gravenor explained: “She still has a long way to go and some more operations yet to come.”

National children’s charity, Rays of Sunshine, which has a host of celebrity ambassadors, including Simon Cowell and Leona Lewis, granted Kylie’s wish.

The charity was formed in 2004 and grant the wishes of children who are living with serious or life-threatening illnesses between the ages of three to 18 and who live in the UK.

Kylie was given the surprise of a pink limousine, which pulled up outside her house in Grimoldby.

She was given a beautiful pink princess dress and a tiara to match for her to keep and to wear on the day, giving her the complete princess experience.

Kylie and her parents were then taken to Nottingham for her special day where she went to see Walt Disney’s Magic Show.

Sean also said: “We all had a very enjoyable day, which was made even better when the sun came out.

“Kylie felt like a princess for the day and said her favourite bit was going to McDonald’s, as she really enjoys her food.

“Kylie is truly amazing. She is a very happy little girl that just wants to be able to do everything that girls her age do in everyday life, but it’s tough for us all as she gets very tired.

“She was really excited on the day and made the most out of every second.”

Kylie’s proud grandfather, Les Gravenor added: “Kylie is a little star and has been throughout everything.

“She is a very inspirational young girl and her happiness always shines through.

“Seeing her get inside the limo all dressed up like a princess was fantastic.

“She had a lovely time.”