It's a dream world ahead for Meika

Meika Tuthill, 6, of George Town, with her Make-a-Wish Foundation Bear. Picture: GEOFF ROBSON

Meika Tuthill, 6, of George Town, with her Make-a-Wish Foundation Bear. Picture: GEOFF ROBSON

MEIKA Tuthill only wished for a trip to Queensland to visit her "nanny Chris", but the five-year- old cancer survivor got so much more.

On Thursday, the Make-A- Wish Foundation granted Meika and her family a holiday to the Sunshine State, where they will swim with dolphins at Sea World and explore Movie and Dream worlds.

At just six-months-old, Meika was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms' tumour - a form of kidney cancer.

Now in grade 1 at Port Dalrymple School, the brave George Town girl is in remission but is left with only half a kidney following chemotherapy and several surgeries to remove her tumours at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital.

Mother Prisca Green said her daughter had been through some scary times.

"We probably spent about six months over there [Melbourne] all up ... when she had her operation she was over there for three months as things weren't going to plan," she said.

"She is completely healthy now but has problems with high blood pressure and she is boarder lining at the moment.

"She is probably going to have to have a kidney transplant in the next couple of years."

Ms Green said Meika was "very excited" and hoped that her brothers would be staying at home, so her and her mum could have a girls time away.

Ms Green said thanked the Make-A-Wish Foundation for their generosity and encouraged everyone to support the charity in the work they do to help sick children.

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