After a year of battling ill health young Jamie Hodgson has ended the year on a high.
The 13 year old met Heart radio presenter and former Spice Girl Emma Bunton at Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Christmas party.
Jamie’s dad Eddie said: “She was awesome and had so much time for Jamie.”
The teenager, who lives with his family in Tring, was born with a string of health problems including congenital heart disease.
Three months ago he was seriously ill in hospital and his parents feared, as they have many times during his short life, that they might lose him.
But the plucky youngster once again fought back and has just enjoyed Christmas at home.
Eddie said: “Jamie fights on and we fight on. With him we take nothing for granted.”
Jamie also met pop star Pixie Lott earlier this year through the charity Rays of Sunshine, which grants wishes to children with serious or life limiting illnesses.