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Sick kids’ big imaginations brought to life with dream toy creation

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13-year-old ‘Playmaker’ Emily Lever is part of an expert team of kids helping decide which toys make it into Amazon’s top 100 catalogue for Christmas.

Emily suffers from a rare form of epilepsy, experiencing seizures since she was only five months old, and was also diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at 11.

She told Deborah Knight she’s been given the Gravity Maze, a town square Lego Creator set, and a backlit drawing board with mix-and-match stencils to review.

“The big Lego took us two weeks.”

The program also gave each Playmaker an opportunity to design their dream toy – Emily’s, she revealed, is a ferris wheel “lit up like a disco ball”!

Press PLAY below to hear Emily’s toy reviews and dream creation

Illustrator Mitch Revs now has the task of bringing the Playmakers’ creations to life, in the form of a colouring book which raises funds for the Starlight Foundation.

He told Deborah Knight the kids have made his job easy, thanks to their big imaginations.

“The hard part is coming up with the ideas!

“They’re so amazing, it was an incredible project to work on with these guys.”

Press PLAY below to hear how Mitch will bring Emily’s toy to life

Image: Supplied

Deborah Knight
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