Posted in Derren Brown News

Posted by Derren Brown News July 31, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Kyle is 16 years old and comes from Hyde, Cheshire. He is living with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL).
Rays of Sunshine granted his greatest wish to meet Derren Brown and go to see his Enigma Show.

Rays of Sunshine

July 31, 2009 at 4:58 pm

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July 31, 2009 at 5:05 pm
Becca says:

How sweet. Derren is such a lovely guy to make this young mans wish come true, good on you Derren. I had tears in my eyes watching at the end xxx

July 31, 2009 at 5:05 pm
jameshogg says:

Aww… that is so sweet ^-^

July 31, 2009 at 5:09 pm
Becca says:

How sweet. You are such a lovely guy to have made this young mans dream come true, good on you Derren. Bringing a ray of sunshine into this sometimes dreadful place. Keep up the good work xxx

July 31, 2009 at 5:12 pm
Chris says:

Such a great cause. Glad he had a nice time. Must be great knowing you make people feel happy when they meet you πŸ˜€


July 31, 2009 at 5:16 pm
Elise says:

Aw, wonderful! πŸ™‚

July 31, 2009 at 5:16 pm
Helen says:

How lovely πŸ™‚

July 31, 2009 at 5:38 pm
Rachael says:

Enigma left me in awe , i’m so hoping to be at the Event πŸ™‚ Derren you’re so talented and lovely x

July 31, 2009 at 5:47 pm
Kirsty says:

Aw that’s really sweet, the lad is from not far from me. Hope he manages to keep on fighting the illness.

July 31, 2009 at 5:59 pm
tash says:


July 31, 2009 at 6:41 pm

This is so wonderful… my heart feels warm and my eyes which I can hardly see through for tears.

Bless the both of you:

Derren, for being a wonderful person altogether. Lots of love to you X

Kyle, wishing you all the very best for the future… X

July 31, 2009 at 6:57 pm
Jacqueenking says:

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Kyle, best wishes, love and luck, and Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Derren for being such an entertaining host – Shakes hand, and gives big cuddlwey hug.

July 31, 2009 at 6:58 pm
Jacqueenking says:

Oh and Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Abeo for posting – I’m done.

July 31, 2009 at 7:09 pm
Ms G says:

Weird, no guy comments to ths one … they all probably nod with their head, agreeing and that’s about it.

I cant watch the clip now, but we’ve got a few things similar to that here as well. Some people deserve a litte more in this area than others.

July 31, 2009 at 7:28 pm

All I can say is… WIIIIITCH!!!

July 31, 2009 at 8:44 pm
Ferny says:

That has to be the nicest thing that anyone could do.
Come the end of that video I had tears in my eyes.
This has made me feel so warm inside.
Wishing Kyle the VERY best!

July 31, 2009 at 10:13 pm
no_patients says:

I used to work in oncology/haematology and that brought tears to my eyes. Your an amazing man in many ways

July 31, 2009 at 10:16 pm
Nikki says:

Does Derren ever do anything that isn’t really nice?
Although to be fair I don’t think he can do anything without hordes of people going “Awwww xxx” πŸ˜‰

July 31, 2009 at 10:41 pm
Jim says:

What a lovely guy Mr Brown is.

July 31, 2009 at 11:06 pm
hywel says:

Absolutely wonderful

July 31, 2009 at 11:13 pm

I was watching all of that video with a smile on my face. Just such a lovely thing to do for someone, Derren. How wonderful must that feeling be of bringing such happiness to someone. xx

…and Kyle, if you ever read this, I truly want to wish you all the luck in the world. I remember the words of Bob Champion who beat cancer and won the Grand National in 1981 on Aldaniti…..

“My only wish is that my winning shows them that there is always hope, and all battles can be won.” xx

LC x

July 31, 2009 at 11:19 pm
Fiona says:

He’s a good egg, our Derren πŸ˜€

August 1, 2009 at 1:23 am
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August 1, 2009 at 3:46 am
Dougless says:

I honestly feel that Derren would even do it if the cameras were not there!!
Way to go Derren!
It amazes me when I see how powerful, control of the mind can be ( for lack of a better sentence)

What is the low down on how techniques like Derren uses (NLP) can help someone with a medical issue to be able to overcome or at least affect the problem positively?


August 1, 2009 at 10:28 am
nil8r says:

Given what we know about placebos and psychosomatism, I wonder if Derren ever finds it tempting to send people (he obviously feels for this guy) a little ‘heal’ suggestion… I’d be fascinated to know if he’s ever played with this.

August 1, 2009 at 5:43 pm
Rebecca says:

Kyle looks good- ALL is a rough cancer. (Not that there are happy, awesome cancers.) Yay for him!

Although practices like hypnosis and guided imagery can be beneficial to cancer patients for things like pain control and reducing anticipatory naseua (a conditioned response of vomiting before chemo is administered), there has been absolutely no sound evidence that these things can boost the immune system or cure cancer. There’s not really much evidence that nlp can be any help in relation to cancer, although since it partially relies on hypnosis and imagery I’m sure it can perform similar tasks.

August 2, 2009 at 6:42 am

It must be really weird to get a request like that. “Yes, this kid’s wish is to see you.” “Me???”

I guess that’s when you know that you’ve really made it – just appearing is a charitable act.

Cheers Derren!

August 2, 2009 at 1:51 pm
Rhian says:

Awh how lovely πŸ™‚ Best wishes to Kyle and his family and I hope that ray of sunshine from Derren will stay with him.

August 3, 2009 at 7:34 pm
Magnus says:

Well done Derren for thinking so quickly of ‘a trick’ to try on Kyle.
this is a great clip to watch probably the best on this Blog so far.

Best wishes and good luck to Kyle

August 5, 2009 at 12:00 am
SomeoneWicked says:


August 5, 2009 at 6:34 am
Mustapha says:

It’s amazing that Derren does these kinds of things for his fans. Most celebrities now a days don’t.

Much love from America.*

August 5, 2009 at 11:59 am
Ray says:

Wow what a tremendous strong young man, Kyle is. Such a heavy disease and look at him beam and full of life probably more so than many of us healthy people experience.
Wish you all the Best Kyle ! Great that Derren dropped by and it’s always fun to find a somnambulist.

August 10, 2009 at 1:34 am
Yaniv Deautsch says:

Making someone happy.
Now, that is magic.