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WATCH: Heartwarming Christmas advert from Guildford children's hospice

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WATCH: Heartwarming Christmas advert from Guildford children's hospice

Published at 1:31pm 22nd November 2018.

A girl supported by a Guildford children's hospice has starred in a moving "alternative" Christmas advert.

Shooting Star Chase has launched the ad featuring 10-year-old Summer as she gets ready for a special festive performance.

The video is aimed at highlighting the importance of sharing magical moments with loved ones over the festive period.

Summer, who’s been supported by the charity’s Guildford hospice, Christopher’s, since she was just 18 months old, has a life-limiting condition which affects her heart and lungs.

Her condition means she is fed via a gastrostomy tube and is on a ventilator at all times.

Throughout the advert, the care routine she has to go through each day is juxtaposed with the magic of her fulfilling her dream to sing on stage.

See it for yourself:

Wendy and John, Summer’s parents, said:

“Summer needs 24-hour care, has a ventilator to keep her alive and is fed by a tube, but despite this she makes the most of every moment.

"She’s incredibly resilient and determined – she didn’t even have a voice until she was four and now there’s not a day that goes by without her doing what she loves most – singing.”

The ad follows on from the video produced by Shooting Star Chase last year, which was aimed at raising awareness about families facing their first Christmas without a loved one.

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