After Dreaming of Luxury Hotel From Hospital Window, They Invited Her Family to Live it Up in $13K/Night Suite

The Shard building / Shangri-La hotel by Cmglee, CC license

A sick schoolgirl who dreamed of staying at The Shard as she looked out at it from her bed at Great Ormond Street Hospital has been treated to a $25,150 (£20,000) stay there.

14-year-old Angel Growns was diagnosed with Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency and Sacral Agenesis at birth, which means her lower spine did not develop properly and her right femur was completely missing.

She has spent years of her life in and out of hospital.

In 2018 she nearly died following an operation to amputate her lower leg at the world-famous hospital While the operation was successful, Angel contracted deadly sepsis afterwards following an infection.

It was there that she could see The Shard from her hospital bed and kept asking the nurses about it.

“When she learned there was a hotel inside, called Shangri-La, she desperately wanted to go,” her mom, Holly, said.

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The family were treated to the luxury stay through charity Make-A-Wish UK free of charge.

“I really can’t put into words just how amazing the whole thing was. A real VIP experience,” Her mom added. “Angel has been through so much in her young life and continues to go through a lot but has always done it with a brave face. This was such a magical thing for her to enjoy.

Instead of staring out at The Shard from her sick bed, she was able to look back across to Great Ormond Street from her window. And her room in the hotel was beautifully decorated with balloons, flowers and edible decorations.

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The whole family was told to ‘go mad’ on room service and the chef even prepared a special selection of Angel’s favorite food and drink.

“It’s a once in a lifetime thing and it will be a memory she will cherish forever. We all will.”

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