Make-A-Wish® Malaysia is a charity that aim to grant the wishes of young children who are critically ill. In doing so, the organisation renews their hope, strength and joy.
The Alice Smith School was fortunate enough to be involved in the wish of a young boy, who has elapsed anaplastic large cell lymphoma. His dream was to fly a drone, with the company of his close family and friends.
Last Saturday, we (Muiz Halim, Rithika Baskar and I together with Ms Astbury) worked alongside Make-A-Wish® Malaysia volunteers to bring such a wish to life. The afternoon commenced with the arrival of the boy, his friends and family. From here, a professional drone flyer gave a demonstration: we watched the drone glide over the school’s campus and learnt of it’s capabilities. The highlight of the day came next: the boy was surprised with a gift, his very own drone. As part of our role, we organised a variety of activities to play with the young children; games ranged from ‘Splat’ to tag. But football, was of course, the favourite! Lastly, a picnic was organised; pizza, plenty of snacks, and best of all cake had been bought!
It was an incredible event to be part of. In particular, the vivid smiles that each child wore despite the saddening circumstances is something I am certain we will all remember.
Jess Lazaro, Year 12
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