Dear Mr Smith,
My name is Francesca Antonioli, I’m 16 and I’m from Italy. I’m a huge fan of yours, I discovered you as an actor because of Doctor Who. I started watching it when I was in cure for a leukemia I was diagnosed with at the age of 14. Doctor Who was and is everything to me. I spent most of my time watching this show and falling in love with your character, which is my favorite. I spent my time pretending that one day, the Doctor would come and rescue me from the loneliness I was living in. As The Doctor was Amy’s best friend, you were my best friend when I had no one. You were so important, you were always there for me – and you didn’t even know it. You were the Doctor when I most needed one, and I am so grateful to you for being my hero. “I was so alone and I owe you so much”, and all I want is to shake your hand and tell you that you are amazing and I want to thank you because you helped me so much when I had no hope. Watching you on the screen made me smile and laugh and I will never thank you enough. I am now okay, leukemia is gone. Doctors (the real ones!!!) says that when you are happy and calm, you heal way better and faster. So, if I’m totally okay, it’s because I keep fighting, and YOU gave me the strength, the force, to keep fighting. If I won, it’s also because of you and your acting and your character. You, as an actor and as a person, gave me a reason to keep going on and don’t stop, a reason to don’t give in. I am so thankful. Your character once said: “Every life is a pile of good things and bad things… The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things, and make them unimportant”. You are definitely one of the good things that happened to me. You helped me going through this, through pain, through loss. You still are important to me. You still are one of the best things that ever happened to me. Thanks to Make a Wish, something wonderful could happen to me: I could meet you! Please, help me to make this dream come true. I’d like to see you and thank you, in person. Thank you for reading this. Best wishes, and lots of love from your fan number #1!