Monday, September 12, 2011

MAW holds wish fulfilling ceremony for ailing children

Television host Sanam Baloch and Naat Khuwan Aamir Liaquat were specially invited to spend some time with terminally ill children

 Make-A-Wish (MAW) Foundation Pakistan has managed to fulfill the desires of eight terminally ill children in connection with Eid-ul-Fitr.

Wishes were granted in a ceremony held here at the MAW office, Sunday evening.

Six-year-old Sumera Hassan, suffering from heart complications, wished for a dinner comprising dishes, she likes most. Similarly Zohaib 10, a kidney patient and baby Vilayat 10, a thalassaemia major patient wished for a special dinner.

Saeeda, 12, a heart patient, and another thalassaemia patient Fiza, 08, wished to have a meeting with renowned actress and television host Sanam Baloch, while seven-year-old Nida, who is also a thalassaemia patient, wished to meet renowned host of religious programmes and Naat Khuwan Aamir Liaquat.

To fulfill the children’s wishes both personalities were specially invited in a ceremony, where children spent some time with them.

Speaking on the occasion, Nida said that she tried her best to contact Aamir Liaquat but in vain. She thanked the MAW Foundation for fulfilling her desire. Nida further said that she wanted to request Aamir Liaquat to pray for her.

Muhammad Akram 17, thalassaemia patient and Sumera 12, suffering from blood cancer were provided with their wishes to have new dresses and accessories.

On the occasion, distinguished guests distributed ‘Eidi’ among the affected children.

MAW’s founding president in Pakistan Ishtiaq Baig hailed the role of volunteers, who were serving the terminally ill children and working to provide them with some moments of joys. He stressed the need of fulfilling the wishes of terminally ill children terming it the moral duty of society.

Several industrialists, including Ikhtiar Baig, along with other distinguished guests and volunteers were also present on the occasion. (Daily Times)