Brave Keisha enjoys a VIP day at Disney store

Keisha Watson visits the Disney store at the Metrocentre.
Keisha Watson visits the Disney store at the Metrocentre.

Brave little princess Keisha Watson enjoyed a day filled with special memories when she went on a mega spending spree.

The five-year-old with leukaemia captured the hearts of the people of Hartlepool who raised hundreds of pounds after hearing of her health fight.

Keisha was treated like a VIP on her shopping trip.

Keisha was treated like a VIP on her shopping trip.

The money went towards a shopping spree for Keisha.

It all meant the little girl, who has fought back from the brink of death, got to buy goodies galore at the Disney Store at the intu Metrocentre.

The day to remember happened thanks to the store, the retail venue, Hartlepool charity Miles for Men, and lots of other people.

Stephen Picton, from Miles for Men, said: “The Metrocentre and Disney Store were absolutely fantastic.”

He said that, by the end of the trip, Keisha had a till receipt which was taller than she was!

The day’s fun started in Hartlepool. Thanks to town businessman Joel D.Kerr, Keisha got to enjoy her journey to Tyneside in style in a limo.

She also had a chauffeur, butler, and lady in waiting.

Then, when she arrived, she got to ride directly to the store in a train and was treated to pink lemonade and mini cupcakes.

Ever-thoughtful Keisha got to choose the items she wanted to buy at the store, but Stephen added: “She bought all sorts of things for her family first.”

Then, she chose a dress, shoes, DVDs, mugs and cups and Stephen said he could not thank the Metrocentre or the Disney store enough for everything they had done.

It has been an astonishing year for Keisha.

She was given the last rites by a priest at her hospital bed when all hope seemed lost in her fight with leukaemia but the little battler refused to give in.

And even though she still has to attend hospital 35 times a year for chemotherapy in her legs and stomach, and bone marrow lumbar punctures, she is winning her fight for life and doctors say her condition is treatable.

Her story touched the people of Hartlepool who also helped her achieve her dream of becoming a princess for the day just last month.