Máté, as most of his age group, likes to stay in his room, sit at his desk, play computer games and keep in touch with his friends.
He thought that these times could be more enjoyable in a comfortable gamer chair and we tried to fulfill his wish as soon as possible.
The present arrived as a real surprise for him, Máté assembled the gamer chair happily and has been using it ever since for his favorite activities.
Zsombor desired a "sit and ride" toy car; therefore, we surprised him with it after his long hospital treatment.
The little boy was really glad with his new toy. According to his parents, he drives his new car as a big boy every time the weather allows it: accelerating, braking, taking turns, driving carefully as a good chauffeur.
We wish him a lot of joyful moments with carefree playtime.
Zétény has a serious illness, he has come to the hospital with his mother for a medical checkup. I have told neither of them that his present had arrived. I have thought that it would be a bigger surprise this way.
We finished the measurement of body weight and blood pressure quickly. I didn’t say a word during these tests either. After these necessities, I delivered his super machine, Zétény was asking for, an electronic scooter.
He was really surprised his wish was fulfilled so quickly and opened the box immediately. We assembled the electronic scooter and I let him try it as well. He was speeding on the corridor of the hospital with a huge smile on his face. Afterwards, he handed me the scooter and I enjoyed the situation just like Zétény.
The family is really grateful and thankful for everybody who helped in any way.
The 11-year-old Roland wanted a laptop from Magic Lamp. He has to spend a lot of time in the hospital, and the laptop will help to keep in touch with his family, friends, and classmates. Doing his homework and assignments will be easier, too.
We visited Roland in the hospital with Helga Palfi from BlackRock Budapest. He was very very happy and excited when Helga gave him the big box. Helga also helped him with setting up the machine and installed an antivirus program right away. In the meantime, Roland admitted to us, that of course, he is looking forward to installing some games on his new laptop.
Dear Roland, we wish you a speedy recovery and hope that you'll enjoy your new laptop.
Budapest, October 17, 2018
The 16-year-old György Márton wanted a laptop from Magic Lamp. He has to spend a lot of time in the hospital, and the laptop will help to keep in touch with his family, friends, and classmates. Doing his homework and assignments will be easier, too. Hopefully, he will have the time to play some games, as well.
We visited György Márton in the hospital with Anna Erdelyi from BlackRock Budapest.
He was very very happy and excited when Anna gave him his new laptop and helped him to set it up. He told us he loves car racing games, and he had already asked his mom to buy him one.
Dear Gyuri, we wish you a speedy recovery and hope that you'll enjoy your new laptop.
We would like to thank BlackRock Budapest, and Anna Erdelyi, representing the company, for making György Márton's wish come true.
Budapest, October 17, 2018
Barnabás had been wanting a laptop for a long time. Now, that he has to spend a lot of time in the hospital, he was especially happy that Magic Lamp would make his secret dream come true. We surprised the teenager in the Tuzolto Street Children's Hospital. This time Anna Erdelyi from BlackRock played the genie. When Barni saw the charming young smiling lady, I am not sure what surprised him more- that such pretty and young genies exist, or the big box that she was holding. Very happy and slightly embarrassed, he gave her a big thank you kiss to Anna. It all happened so quickly that it was impossible to catch this sweet moment on camera.
The box was opened quickly, and there it was, the very elegant black laptop. Anna helped Barnabás to set up the machine. It turned out that he was quite an expert, too, and soon the two youngsters were deeply immersed in a serious discussion.
By the time everything was set up, Barni got tired. So we said goodbye to him and told him not to worry, the laptop still will be beside his bed when he wakes up the next morning.
Budapest, July 10, 2018
Sanyika is a chatterbox, an exuberant little boy. He is most interested in cars. He has a lot of cars at home and he brings in his favorite ones to the hospital as well, when he comes for a treatment, to play with them. When he attended one of these treatments, I read the Aladdin and the Magic Lamp story for him, while his mother was speaking with the doctors.
He paid close attention to the tale and was watching the pictures in the storybook. At the end of the story, I asked him what his wish would be from the genie in case he had one. He replied immediately:
‘I would like a car, which we can use with my little brother together, has a light and sound in the color of black’ – said Sanyika explicitly.
The genie, as so many times in the past, has heard this wish as well and has taken the battery car to the home of Sanyika, in Kerecsend.
The pleasure was great when the black car with two seats, lights and sound was unpacked from this huge box. The whole family shared this joy with Sanyika.
He and his brother immediately tried this ‘miracle car’ – as Sanyika said.
This Tuesday has started the same way for Nóri as those days when she has to go to a medical check-up.
Today her doctor was looking forward to this morning, since she already knew that today is the big day: the day of Nóri’s wish fulfillment.
We showed up unexpectedly with a red bag of Csodalámpa in the playing room, where she and her parents were waiting.
Even at that time, Nóri didn’t think that her wish would be fulfilled. Her joy was great when she noticed the gift. She took a seat at the table and was already getting familiar with her laptop. We are grateful for this new experience!
Gergő has desired a serious smart phone for a long time. When he heard that the genie of Csodalámpa was able to fulfill his dream, he did and did not believe at the same time that true miracles do exist.
The boy was waiting patiently and he was really surprised when we visited him at the hospital. When he heard the name ‘Csodalámpa’, his eyes were shining, he smiled at me and asked: ‘Have you really brought the smart phone I was asking for from the genie?’. ‘I have, for sure!’ – I replied. I handed over the box containing his dream. Gergő unpacked the elegant, big-screen phone and held it tight happily.
After he got over the initial surprise, he turned on the phone, selected the Hungarian language in the menu and started to set everything up professionally. Meanwhile, he told us when the treatment is over, his father takes him to caress a real bear and now he can capture this moment on his own phone.
Be clever, Gergő! Smile at the bear nicely, maybe then he will wave you back so you can take really impressive pictures with your professional phone.
Enikő has been through a serious disease; however, she is living her usual, normal life for a while now.
She got stronger, so with the permission of her doctors, she asked for a court trampoline from Csodalámpa, on which she can jump around happily both alone or with her sibling.
She couldn’t wait for her father to be done with the assembling. The weather favored us as well, so the light-hearted playing finally started in their garden.
Surprisingly for a 4-year-old boy, Matyi constantly helps his mother in the kitchen.
It was a great delight when he saw his gift, a fully equipped toy kitchen, which was assembled by his parents in secret as a total surprise.
He stood in front of the counter confidently and started to cook and prepare drinks immediately, which had to be tasted by us, adults.
It was good to be a part of this blissful moment again.
Máté had to spend a lot of time at the hospital this year, his condition has worsened.
We spent a lot of time talking about the Magic Lamp Wish Granting Foundation and in the end he decided to wish for a smart TV.
We discussed or "secret action" with his mother, that the next time he has to come in for a control examination, we will surprise Máté with the TV. I of course asked his mother te keep everything secret...
They came to our department on Monday.
Máté was quite sad and hungry as he thought he was to give blood sample again. I told him I needed to pop out just for a moment and that he should wait for me here. Then I brought back a huge package...
He was extremely glad when he saw it. I have never seen him this happy. He was struggling with tears, just like his mother.
October 8, 2018, Miskolc
Marci had sent a quite unusual wish for us. He wanted to meet with Stefano Conia luthier master in Cremona. It is the city of violin and viola making.
Marci is playing the viola for years now, and on a rare kind as his instrument has only three strings wich is usually used for folk music. He told us that Mr Conia moved to Cremona in 1945 with his family and they’re living there since then.
Mr Conia instantly said yes to our request, he even prepared a bunch of programmes for Marci.
Firstly, we went to the famous luthier school of Cremona, the Istituto Proffesionale Statale Internationale Liutario E Del Legno ANTONIO STRADIVARI. The deputy School Director and the School Director helped us through the georgeous building. We could look into the different rooms with restaurations, special instruments and how they are made. We even saw a really valuable one, it once belonged to Esterházy family.
All of the rooms were fascinating, we didn’t even know where to look first. Students from all over the world come here to master this profession.
After seeing the school, Master Conia took us to his workshop where we met his son who is following his father’s path. Lots of intruments were being prepared that time, Marci was amused by all of them. On the following days we visited the workshop several times because Marci wanted to take a look in the process of making an instrument. They even let him help even though it was really riskful, as an instrument like this costs around EUR 10-12.000. but he managed to do it correctly.
It this few days we had time to visit the Stradivari Museum and for the last day we could listen to a beautiful concert.
Its impossible to write down this unforgettable few days and I’m sure this memory will help the healing process.
I would like to quote the FB post from Marci’s mother; it shows how much this trip meant to the boy.
Dear Everyone who helped the Foundation fulfill Marci’s dream, visiting Cremona, the Mekka of instrument making.
Thank you for this fantastic experience, we enjoyed every minute of it. Especially Marci who would never got the chance to visit this place if it wasn’t for the Foundation.
We would like to thank Éva the lots of lots of help! We will be always grateful for all this.
Cremona, October 22, 2018
Dorka and her sister are going to move into another room ...
The little girl is very excited about her new room, and now her long-lasting dream may come true as she is going to be a happy owner of a bunk bed with slide.
Her dad has already fit the bed’s parts together.
Dorka was quite speechless when I arrived, but a bit later she cheerfully showed me how to slide down from the bed.
Dorka, we hope that you will have lots of joyful moments in this gift-bed!!
Szabi has to spend a lot of time in the hospital, unfortunately.
What he likes the most is playing with his mom and watching cartoons. He wished for a tablet so he can watch his favourite cartoons any time.
We surprised him in the hospital with the tablet. He was a bit reserved when we handed him the tablet, but we could detect a slight smile in the corner of his mouth. His mom set up the tablet quickly, and Szabi's eyes lit up when he saw his favourite characters appear on the screen.
Overwhelmed by the selection, he could not decide which cartoon he wanted to watch first.
We left him there, immersed in the beautiful world of fairy tales. Hopefully, he will spend many happy hours watching his favourite stories.
Budapest, September 17, 2018
Jázmin thought she has a control appointment with her doctor on this day. I teamed up with her mother so we could surprise her. When I arrived, I saw hopelessness in her eyes, es she thought something was wrong. I didn’t want her to worry so I quickly gave her the smartphone she asked for.
It surprised her even though she knew something was happening. Then she just smiled and she was so grateful, she just hugged me for minutes. Her happyness was indescribable.
She thanked everyone who helped, with her wish coming true.
Miskolc, October 4, 2018
Ádám’s favourite free time activity is riding a horse. He learned it years ago. Despite his age, this hobby led him to Bud Spencer és Terence Hill movies especially the parts where they ride their horses but he likes the fighting scenes too.
After thinking it through, he asked the Magic Lamp Foundation to take him to the places where his favourite movie characters rode their beloved horses. He even gave us some hint about the shooting locations. Most of them was taken in South-Spain.
Our dear voluntary and supporter, Mónika lives in Madrid for a while now and she is a tour gide there so the opportunity was given where should we go for help.
We managed to find the right locations near Madrid, there were big mountaines and nice beaches around, everything that Ádám asked for.
His first time riding a horse there was a really big joy for him, they were in the mountaines for hours. Ádám was with a local teacher, who was amazed by the boy’s knowledge so he even led him to gallop. The trip began in the morning and they went through amazing landscapes. Ádám was a bit tired when they got back in the afternoon, but the dinner at the Hotel made his mood again.
Next day it was time for the beach to try out on horses. Here, Anthony helped him through. This time we wanted to create the perfect movie scene: riding a horse on the beach in sunset. So he only set on a horse in the late afternoon, and they came back at night. Ádám told us, his horse went into the sea and it was a fantastic experience to see the sunset from the water. Of course we packaged his dinner for him because we knew how much he loves the Spanish food.
At the end of our journey I asked him, what was his favourite part. He gave me two quick answers: Riding a horse in the mountains and the Hotel. He said he has never eaten this much. We laughed together and I didn’t even know who enjoyed this trip more. It was fantastic to see him this happy and he was like a different person. We hope this trip will help him to recoverand be stronger.
|From: Ádám B***** mailto : b.....@gmail.com|
|Sent: Saturday, September 8, 2018 11:40 PM|
|Subject: thank you|
|Dear Magic Lamp Foundation,|
|I would like to thank you that you made my dream come true! I really enjoyed it and I will never forget it.|
|Riding a horse there was amazing, not mentioning the beach. The people there were really funny, I laughed a lot.|
|The second beach horse riding was amazing too, we will never forget Herkules!|
|I also really liked our Hotel. It had an amazing view and the food there was delicious.|
|Thank you all again for this amazing adventure!|
Torremolinos, September 4, 2018
Virág asked for a large screen tablet from Magic Lamp Foundation as she uses internet on a daily basis just like every teen.
Virág and her mom visited us at our office, so there we could fulfill her wish and gave her the tablet. She carefully unpacked it, and we instantly saw the curiosity on her face, thinking about which movie will she watch first on the new tablet.
Dear Virág, we hope this special gift will give you lots of joy.
Budapest,August 13, 2018
Anna (left) had dreamed to see the sea...
She likes the biology that is why besides the view of the sea she is interested in the seelife too.
When I have called her with the great news that we are planning to travel to South-Spain with other children, especially Alexandra and Adam, her fellow-patients, she said yes immediately to my question whether she could join us.
The children were very excited when we met at the airport, unfortunately our plane had 4 hours delay because of the bad weather.
So we have arrived to the hotel very late night and we had no chance to see the sea. The following morning Anna was very happy when she saw the fantastic blue sea from their balcony. She was all smiles at the breakfast and kept smiling during the whole trip.
As a sea fan, she collected sea shells (starting early morning), swimmed a lot and was delighted to visit the Sealife Aquarium in Torremolinos. Torremolinos is a wonderful small town with long beach where you can walk for hours. In the botanic gardens there are amazing flowers and trees and what is more important for a "future biology teacher", near to this town there is a real crocodile farm.
I have to tell you that we were very happy to see that there are stone railings between the crocos and us, but we were near enough to watch them very accurately. They looked quite unfriendly and we were very surprised to hear from the animal careers that the crocodiles like very much to lie in the sunshine for hours with opened mouth. Maybe it is true but I rather thought that seeing our smiling, pretty and happy small group they were thinking about the dinner...
Anna like Alexandra also was interested in the Spanish culture, so we have visited Ronda, a beautiful medieval city. With our local volunteer we visited the city, the old amphitheatre with a bull sculpture. We were walking a lot in the beautiful gardens. We felt we are lost in the flower sea.
Anna was never tired, she made lot of pictures and went down 300 stairs with me to admire Guadiaro, the river of the ancient city, running in a deep canyon. We could not really imagine how the water bearers were able to go down and up several times a day to bring water to the royal family and to the other citizens.
As I could see, Anna has got lot of power from this trip. After our return I called her mom Kati and she told me that this adventure and the experiences reinforced Anna's previous intention to become a biology teacher.
When Anna told to her daddy about this amazing trip she added that now she is preparing very hard for the maturity exams, so she would be able to take her students to this marvelous place.
I believe one cannot deram of a more meaningful "thank you" and I wish you Anna to realise all of your dreams!
Torremolinos, September 4, 2018.
Dear Magic Lamp!
|I would like to thank you for the wonderful present you gave me. All five days of our trip were fantastic, and these exceptional experiences will stay with me all my life.|
|I had a wonderful time on the beach, and while touring Malaga, to swim in the sea and sunbathing on the sand... I could meet "representatives" of the sealife, a few jelly fish and were able to collect quite a lot of sea shells while walking on the seaside. It was great that I could visit the nearby old city of Ronda, the most beautiful place I have ever seen.|
|I would like to thank you once again for this unic experience and I wish you could give such a joy to many other ill children, like me.|
Alexandra's dream was to travel to the sea.
When I have asked what she wished to do there she has answered me modestly that to swim, to see the wildlife of the sea and if it is possible to see the countryside too.
When I have called her and her mom that we are planning to travel to Terramolinos in Spain, where we can grant the wish of Adam, one of her fellow patient's wish - to ride on the places where the Bud Spencer westerns were filmed - and Anna will also come, she agreed to join us with great pleasure.
I met the excited children and mums at the Budapest airport, and as our plane was delayed almost 4 hours because of foul weather, we had time to make acquintances. We arrived to the hotel very late that night.
In the morning Alexandra was very happy to see the fantastic blue sea from the balcony. She was smiling in the sunshine and even at the breakfast table; her good mood was steady during the whole trip.
Alexandra collected sea shells and stones, swimmed a lot in the sea and in the hotel's swimming pools. She prefered the pool on the roof because the sea could be seen from there, but her biggest favorite was the beach where she spent hours every day.
It was fantastic to see that the children felt themselves very well and knowing that their friendship will be kept for life. After the long days and lots of experiences, by dinner time they were very tired, but they were not tired enough not to taste in many rounds the local specialities at the reastaurant.
As Alexandra were interested also in the local wildlife and culture, she joined Anna and came with us gladly to the botanic gardens and of course to a very special place: a croocodile farm. Alexandra held in her arms a small (?), two years old crocodile. (I would have never done this, not even to touch such a beast...)
The other highlight of the trip was the visit to Ronda where we were walking the historical places of the city. We were in wonderful parks, we met very kind people and we have seen the old amphitheatre with a bull sculpture. Finally we had a short rest at the Palacio del Rey Moro, the arabic emperor's beautiful garden.
After our late flight home, Alexandra and her mom could spent the night in Budapest, as guests of ArtOtel, long time supporter of our mission.
As soon as she arrived home, Alexandra sent us a letter:
"I would like to thank the Magic Lamp Foundation for making my dream true and I could travel to Spain to the seaside. We have done and seen lots of interesting things like our visit to Ronda or the walks in Malaga. Besides the fantastic excursion I got two wondeful new friends, we talked a lot to each other and laughed a lot.
It is hard to find words of thanks to Éva as through her I could learn a lot about Spanish culture, and how the people lives there. And of course I thank the fun experiences to the others in the group, without them it would not have been the same."
I believe that we do not need nicer thanks, than these lines....
Torremolinos, September 4, 2018
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