Mother creates wonderland for ill daughter after she misses out on the trip of a lifetime

Edduin Carvajal
Dec 03, 2018
09:49 P.M.

Helen Sadler, the 40-year-old mother, transformed one of the rooms in her house into a winter wonderland for her five-year-old daughter, Erin.


As Daily Mail reported, the woman used old medicine packets and syringe boxes to create the amazing castle in her Colchester home in Essex.

Even though the decorated room looks like taken from a Disney movie, Helen only spent about $190 and 20 hours to create such a castle. Apart from the old packages, the proud mother also used cardboard, paper-mâché, and glitter.



The reason Helen did so was that the hospice where Erin has been treated organized a trip to Lapland, Finland, but Helen couldn’t let her daughter go due to her condition.

Unfortunately, Erin suffers from chronic kidney and liver diseases, which has kept her in the hospital most of her life. However, Helen’s creation lifted her spirit in this Christmas season as she has been showing it off to the nurses who visit her.


Apart from those diseases, Erin also has left ventricular hypertrophy, which makes the walls of her heart thicker, something that can stop it from pumping blood through the body properly.


Since the condition is progressive, the best option to treat it is through open-heart surgery. Sadly, her other diseases and conditions make the operation so risky that it is not being offered, said Helen.


As CNN reported, Lapland is often seen as a dream for children as the climate is so cold that it gives the perfect Christmas-like landscape where children can meet Santa Claus.


However, adults can also enjoy the trip in more than a way as it has several lakes filled with fish, restaurants that offer delicious dishes and stunning views, and different spots to watch Aurora Borealis.


Helen and Erin are not the only people who became viral sensations in this year’s Christmas season as Shelly Thomas, a manager of a Lowe’s store in Franklin, North Carolina, found a sweet letter that a girl, only identified as “Kaitlyn, FL” wrote for Santa.

Using crayons, the girl told Santa that she wished her big brother could get a kidney transplant. Even since Shelly found that letter, she has been trying to find Kaitlyn’s family. People in Facebook have offered their organs to donate, which has led Shelly to up her efforts to find the family.

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