A brave British teenager's fight to recover from Leukaemia was given an important boost during a visit to Majorca. 16-year-old Sharlene Slater from Washington, Tyne and Wear, has been suffering with Leukaemia for most of last year and whilst being treated, the Make a Wish Foundation made her one and only request to visit Pirates Adventure in Majorca come true. The reason she so wanted to see the show was that she is an international gymnast who has represented Great Britain at three World Championships and knew two members of Pirates' international cast. Both Mark Flores and Martyn Smith, from Esh Village and Chester-le-Street in England, have twice been crowned World Champions of the men's pairs sports acrobatics. Sharlene Slater also got to know the rest of the cast two years ago when she spent two weeks training at Pirates in preparation for the 1999 World Championships. Sharlene has now made a full recovery and her wish came true when she and her family enjoyed a night as VIP guests at the Pirates Adventure. She is now back in full training at the South Tyneside Gymnastics Club in South Shields with her sights set on a return to international competition. “It was great to see everyone again, and the show is as fantastic as ever,” she said. News of her recovery has given the cast of Pirates great reason to celebrate and they are all looking forward to her returning to Majorca as soon as possible - when training permits that is.


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