HALIFAX, Aug. 9 /CNW/ - Four year old Haligonian Aaqib has a brain tumor
called Medullablastoma. His most heartfelt wish is to bring his
grandparents (paternal and maternal) to Canada from Pakistan for a
visit. The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada will grant his wish
Aaqib, who has had 18 months of chemotherapy and more recently
radiation, wants to see his grandparents again. Although he sees their
loving faces when his family talks to them on the computer webcam, it
isn't the same as a real visit.
Aaqib and his family will be staying at Pictou Lodge and will be
visiting The National Citadel and The Discovery Centre in Halifax.
Ambassatours Grey Line has provided one of their busses to transport
Aaqib and his immediate family to the airport to pick up the
Members of Aaqib's family will be available to speak with the media
about the significance that this wish has to Aaqib and the entire
family. To request an interview, please contact Cheryl Matthews of the
Nova Scotia Chapter of The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada.
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of 3 and 17
are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Since 1984, The
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant
exceptional wishes to 16,000 children and their families.
This year, the Foundation expects to grant 1,000 new wishes and is proud
to have never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the help of
volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes
every day. Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured
to meet the needs of a particular child and family. The Foundation is a
grassroots charity with chapters in every province and territory.
SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
For further information: For further information:
Cheryl Matthews- Chapter Director - Nova Scotia
Ph: (902) 492-1984 x3