Billy and Shantelle first met in a foster home at just 15 and 14 years old. Over a period of 5 years they became family. They supported and protected each other like siblings would as they navigated the difficult high school years. Fast-forward 15 years and Billy is now facing the biggest battle of his life: metastatic cancer. But after moving away from Shantelle, he has had to face it without her. It has been 5 years since the pair last saw each other and Billy needs Shantelle now more than ever.
Thanks to the kindness and generosity of our supporters and donors, Billy’s Dream came true and the pair were finally reunited. Shantelle even brought another surprise along with her: her daughter Mackenzie, whom Billy was so desperate to meet! To see Shantelle again and meet her daughter for the first time was truly a special moment. Billy has spoiled Mackenzie every visit at the hospital, saving her favourites: jelly and apple juice. It was both a pleasure and an honour to make this Dream come true for Billy. It meant the world to him!