A DYING boy will jet off on a dream holiday to Disneyland Paris thanks to a £10,000 fundraising appeal.
But first Pierce White-Carter, of Cowlersley, will have to overcome his fear of flying.
The eight-year-old will make the trip next week with his mum Rebecca, dad Dominic, and his four siblings, Memphis, seven, Avell, four, Thierra, two, and baby Castiel.
Mum Rebecca Carter told the Examiner: “He’s really excited about going but he’s scared of flying.
“He asked me how high up the plane went and when I told him, that was it – he was so scared.
“He’s still going to fly though because he’s looking forward to the trip.
“It’ll be good because he’s never been abroad before, none of the kids have.”
The trip to Disneyland is part of Pierce’s final wish list.
The schoolboy suffers from a form of incurable cancer called neuroblastoma and he is only thought to have months to live.
Rebecca and Dominic made the agonising decision not to let Pierce undergo any more treatment after rounds of chemotherapy failed.
The family couldn’t afford a trip to Disneyland so family and friends launched an appeal to raise the cash.
Led by grandmother Cora Carter and aunty Nancy Ludlow, nearly £10,000 was raised in just three months.
Rebecca told the Examiner the family had just got back from a holiday to Blackpool paid for by well-wishers.
She said: “It was nice weather and it was red hot all week.
“There weren’t any donkeys there for riding, but Pierce loved the roller coasters.
“We’ve got two more holidays booked up, we’re going to Butlins and Legoland, paid for by some London charities.”
Another of Pierce’s wishes was to survive to see his baby brother born.
Rebecca decided to deliver her fifth child early to give the whole family an extra few precious weeks together.
Pierce was able to hold his new brother Castiel in his arms.
Another wish was ticked off Pierce’s list when his favourite rugby player Shaun Lunt led him on to the pitch for a Huddersfield Giants Super league fixture.