A TEENAGER with a rare brain disease had her dream come true when she met her celebrity idol last week.

Lily Collard, a 17-year-old from Durrington, met popstar Olly Murs at Wembley Stadium last Monday.

She suffers from Moyamoya disease, a rare condition that restricts blood flow to the brain, and has the mental age of a four or five year old.

Lily was born with her condition, which causes her to have fits and seizures, and has had surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Despite her illness, Lily’s love for music has helped her through some of her darkest days, and she is a huge fan of Olly Murs, owning most of his merchandise and having posters of him up around her bedroom.

Lily’s mum Karen said: “When I told her she kept waking me up all week, asking, ‘am I really going to meet him?’

“I don’t think she really believed she was going to meet the real Olly Murs until he walked into the room.”

The star took time out of his schedule for The Voice UK to meet Lily at an exclusive event at Wembley Stadium organised by Rays of Sunshine children’s charity.

“I can’t praise them enough, it was a brilliant day,” Karen said. “It has so cheered her up, she’s like a different child.

“I can’t say thank you enough, to see our little girl so happy when she goes through so much, it was just a dream come true. Our whole family loved seeing Lily so happy and carefree for a few days.”

Olly said: “It’s an honour to spend time with so many amazing families and help Rays of Sunshine put a smile on their faces by granting their wishes – it’s always the highlight of my week.”

The charity’s CEO Jane Sharpe said the star was “an amazing ambassador” adding: “He regularly gives up his time and has granted hundreds of children’s wishes since becoming an ambassador in 2012.”