I met Janos in the office of BlackRock Hungary.
Janó was extremely happy for the gift, he did not expect it; therefore, it was a huge surprise for him that his wish had been fulfilled that day and that place.
I asked him what he would use his new, beautiful laptop for.
The 12-year-old young man told us that mostly for editing videos (he even has his own Youtube channel), gaming and obviously for studying as well.
I showed him where I was working and he especially liked the display on my desk.
That day was special for both of us; I am not sure for whom was it the greater experience...
Dóra’s wish was a laptop suitable for editing videos as part of her school assignments.
Fulfilling such a wish just a few days before Christmas was more than a pleasure.
Dóra was deeply moved when she found her present at BlackRock’s Christmas tree. We turned it instantly on and, as the machine was booting up, she started telling her story.
A story about her plans with the new laptop. A story about her school and her future goals. A story about family, friends and schoolmates…
And as I was listening to her far-from-average stories, I slowly realised how extraordinarily strong this young girl is. Someone who faces her disease with a braveness defying many adults. Someone with a brilliant sense and a lot of ambition.
Dear Dóra, I wish you a quick recovery and lots of happiness with your new laptop!
Marti wanted a laptop with a built-in DVD-player.
I visited Marti at the hospital. I was accompanied by Agota, a member of the BlackRock team.
The teen came to the clinic for treatment, and we wanted to surprise her before Christmas so can would be able to enjoy her new laptop over the holidays.
Marti was very happy when we handed over the big Magic Lamp bag containing the eagerly awaited laptop. Agota, the expert, helped Marti start up and set up the machine. In the meantime, Marti told us about all the things she wanted to use her new laptop for, including studying, and of course, watching films.
Dear Marti, we hope that you will get better soon. Enjoy your new laptop!
Budapest, Deember 19, 2018
Bence's wish was to watch his favourite football team, Real Madrid, playing in their Bernabeau Stadium in Madrid.
His account of the adventure:
I wished for this experience because I had been a Real Madrid fan for a long time, and my dream was to go to Madrid and watch one of their games live.
My excitement already started days before our flight. My brother and I could hardly wait for our departure.
We arrived in Madrid after a three-hour flight. First, we checked into our hotel, then went out for a sightseeing walk and dinner.
Next day we took a sightseeing bus to admire the many famous sights of Madrid.
A few hours before the start of the game we went to the stadium and waited for the gates to open. About an hour before start time finally we could go inside, take our seats, and watch the warm-up.
It wasn't a boring game but unfortunately, it ended without a goal. However, both teams had their opportunities for scoring, giving us reasons for excitement.
The stadium was almost full, so the atmosphere was awesome. It was such an amazing experience to see my favourite team play.
The following day we participated in a guided tour at the stadium. We saw all the trophies of the team in the museum, tried the seats in the VIP sector, sat on the benches, visited the dressing rooms and the press room. It was a great experience!
The last day we visited the Royal Palace of Madrid and the big cathedral across from the palace. We went for a final walk afterwards. Then it was time to go to the airport to board our flight back home.
It was definitely a trip of a lifetime, I will never forget it!
I would like to thank Magic Lamp and Dr. Gabor Kovacs, our escort, for organizing this trip and making my dream come true.
Budapest, October 2, 2018
As so many of his age group, Krisztián desired a driving license.
He contacted the driving school which was nearby to his school and residence as well, and started the course…
He passed the Highway Code test incredibly fast; therefore, we congratulate him!
If he carries on at this pace, he could hold his new driving license proudly in his hand very soon.
We asked him to definitely keep us informed about the successful practical exam and his new driving license.
Zalán came for a scheduled control to the Child Health Center between two treatments - that day started just like any other…
He didn’t expect that a surprise was waiting for him: the laptop, which was a great desire for him, arrived on that same day.
The boy was really happy when I was getting closer to him with a big box in my hand and said that it was for him.
He was surprised and asked: - What is in it?
- Open it! – I replied.
- Is it the laptop?! – He asked.
... and Zalán started to unpack the box.
It was a great pleasure to watch the pale face of the teenager became more red and lively as he was unpacking the box.
- I wouldn’t have believed it! – he said after seeing what was in the box.
He was extremely happy, I could see that from his face. A real, manly laptop! – He said repeatedly and showed it to the nurses, doctors who were coming by.
We wish you to have a lot of joy with your gift and get well as soon as possible!
Rikárdó wished to have a laptop: unfortunately, he spends a lot of time in the hospital and it is important for him to not to fall behind in his studies. Thanks to this laptop, it will be easier for him to keep up with his classmates.
He was really happy when Ádám, representing BlackRock Budapest, handed the laptop over and helped to set it up, but it turned out quickly Rikárdó is just doing fine on his own.
Dear Rikárdó, we wish you an early healing and to have a lot of great moments with your new laptop.
Regina wished to have a laptop: unfortunately, she spends a lot of time in the hospital and it is important for her to keep in touch with her family, friends and schoolmates. Obviously, she won’t be using it only for maintaining contact; it will be really helpful in her studies as well.
She was really happy when Ádám, representing BlackRock Budapest, handed the laptop over and helped to set it up. Meanwhile, Regina was talking about herself: we got to know a charming little girl. The clock was ticking fast, so we had to leave unfortunately.
Dear Regina, we wish you an early healing and to have a lot of great moments with your new laptop.
Tomi and his father arrived to the FirstMed clinic excitedly: obviously not because of his illness, but because of the fulfillment of his wish...
Our group and the treating doctor of Tomi, Dr. Judit Müller, were waiting for them. Despite Tomi knowing that he will receive a laptop, we were deeply touched seeing his joy.
When I asked him what would he be using the laptop for, he immediately replied: I’m going to study with it what electricians do.
We hope that after his recovery he will be able to learn and practice his chosen profession with the help of our gift.
Good luck Tomi! We wish you success and good health!
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.
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