King & Queen Fulfil A 15-Year-Old Leukaemia Patient's Wish
The visit was organised by non-governmental organisation Make-A-Wish Malaysia.
A 15-year-old leukaemia patient had her childhood dream fulfilled when Their Majesties visited her yesterday, 22 December, at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Specialist Children’s Hospital, Cheras
A non-governmental organisation, Make-A-Wish Malaysia, organised the meeting of Mya Zara Damia Faizal with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, reported Bernama.
During the visit, the Agong advised Mya to eat and rest well. He also prayed for her quick recovery so she could return to school and meet her friends.
Meanwhile, Tunku Azizah said she would make a home-cooked meal to fulfil the girl's dream.
Their Majesties also spent over an hour visiting 25 other cancer patients and interacted with their parents and staff at the hospital's Haematology-Ochology Ward
Speaking to Bernama, Mya said she had planned to go to Istana Negara but was unable to do so due to her ongoing treatment.
"Even though I cannot go to Istana Negara, the Queen said she will cook something for me," Mya said.
"I'm so excited because I have watched on television how she always cooked for the people, and after this, I will have the chance to taste it too."
Make-A-Wish Malaysia chief executive officer Irene Tan stated that they were happy to be able to grant Mya's wish
"We always work with hospitals to fulfil the dreams of children, and today, it is Mya's turn," said Tan.
"She was so happy when she found out that Their Majesties were coming and had even asked to borrow a pair of baju kurung from the nurses so that she would look nicer."