Children's Wish reunites a family and makes 4-year old Aaqib's wish come true

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 Tuesday evening.

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 grandparents.

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
Email:  cheryl.matthews@childrenswish.ca


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