Seriously ill Ross Berman had the chance to meet Matt Smith, who plays Doctor Who

Ross and Jane Berman at 10 Downing Street

Ross and Jane Berman at 10 Downing Street

First published in Epping Forest East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Sub Editor

A TEENAGER’S dream came true when he met Doctor Who during a Christmas party at 10 Downing Street.

Ross Berman, 13, of Dickens Rise, Chigwell, spoke to actor Matt Smith, who plays the TV time lord, at the event, which was organised by Starlight Children’s Foundation.

His mother, Jane Berman, who joined him there, said: “Ross was absolutely thrilled to meet Doctor Who. He’s a real fan.

“Matt Smith came running down Downing Street and ran up to Ross and said ‘I’ve come all the way from Gallifrey to see you’.”

Ross, who is a pupil at Davenant Foundation School in Loughton, has had regular visits to hospital for a serious bowel condition since he was eight.

He needed life-saving surgery earlier this year and will have another operation next year.

Staff at the Royal London Hospital, where he receives treatment, put him forward for a chance to meet his hero and Starlight Children’s Foundation, which grants wishes to seriously ill children.

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