AS A bright pink limousine pulled up outside her house, young Precious Moon knew she’d be getting the model treatment for the day.
The seven-year-old, who has cystic fibrosis, has always dreamed of being a model.
Her wish was granted by charity Starlight Children’s Foundation, which arranged for her to be picked up in the luxury car, before being given vouchers for a shopping spree and then have professional pictures taken.
Precious, who goes to Stamshaw Junior School, said: ‘My favourite part of the day was buying my blue dress that I wore to have my pictures taken in.
‘I loved having all my family with me throughout the day and I felt very special.’
Precious was born with the condition which causes a thick, sticky mucus to form in her lungs, making it difficult for her to breathe. She visits Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, on a regular basis for treatment and it was there that the team put Precious forward to the charity to have her wish granted.
Her mum Tracy Holdaway, 46, of Jervis Road, Stamshaw, said: ‘Precious is a real character.
‘She is always so upbeat.
‘You can’t help but smile when she is around.
‘She loves nothing more than spending time with family and really enjoys playing dress up and singing.
‘When Precious grows up she wants to be a mum, I think this is because family is such a huge part of her life.’
Precious invited her 10 siblings along with her for the shopping trip at the Cascades centre, in Portsmouth.
She then modelled her new outfits at the Mini-Me Photography Studios, in Hilsea. As part of her wish, Precious and her family were able to pick their favourite 10 photographs to create a modelling portfolio, as well as one image to be turned into a huge canvas for her wall at home.
Tracy added: ‘The photographs of Precious from the shoot are absolutely gorgeous.
‘They really show off her character and we’ll treasure them forever.
‘Precious loved her wish and keeps asking if we can do it again.
‘I want to say thank you to the charity for giving us a day we will never forget.’
Starlight Children’s Foundation said it works to help children have some fun.
Amy Watson, from the charity, said: ‘We were delighted to grant Precious’ wish.
‘It helps to restore the fun and magic of childhood.’