A wish comes true
TIMES are happier for five-year-old Benjamin Murray and his family.
The brave youngster, who is in remission following a battle with a brain tumour, made a wish for his own pool in the backyard of his family's Elanora home.
And a pool party last week with Benjamin's friends and family celebrated the Make-A-Wish Foundation granting Benjamin his ultimate wish.
Bejamin's father Cameron said the news that Benjamin had cancer at the tender age of 14 months was the "worst thing a parent could hear".
"He has had a really good run with all of the treatment and now he is well and it has got to stay that way," Cameron said.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants children under 18 years with a life-threatening illness their most cherished wish.
It has more than 850 volunteers and 46 volunteer branches, and is a non-profit charity that does not receive government funding.
Cameron said his wish would be for there to be no business for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
"It would be nice for them to go out of business because of a lack of business ? there are always kids that fulfil their business because they are sick but it would be nice if they didn't have to do this job."