2011-12

Tamás (15 years old, Baja)

Such reports are difficult to start, as the trips are always the most exciting at the beginning. Meeting at Ferihegy at 4.15 in the morning promised noting good – I expected tired, crabby kids and grouchy fathers. In contrast with it, I found two brilliant, smiling and exated guys as I met Tomi and Bence. There was no trace of blues, sleeplessness - and certainly not the disease.
And to jump right to the end to summarize one of the most fantastic results of the work of Csodalámpa: it is able to achieve something that neither medicine nor therapy nor doctors can do – it can make the children and moreover their parents forget for a few hours or a few days about the disease of their lives. Even the journey was a special experience, because as it turned out, none of the children had ever gone by air, so from the security check to the duty free shops, every moment meant a whole new world. Then when we left the terminal at Barcelona and we felt in our faces the warmth of 20 C in December (I put it in writing that everyone can understand: a twenty-degree heat), that time we all knew that we would have a great time there.

We took a taxi to get to the hotel, and a few minutes later we were already on the way towards Barcelona's famous zoo. A bit later we found the first orange tree, from which we could get a couple of oranges with the help of a stone – somebody growing up in Hungary can never get used to such an experience...

Soon we managed to get in the famous dolphin show and I have to admit that I – as an adult who has already seen a lot – was also clapping with an open mouth and shining eyes along the program. Kids were full of experiences as we were walking along the palm-lined downtown and we slowly reached the La Rambla (Vaci street of Barcelona), destination of all self-respecting tourists, where you can get everything but really everything. Certainly we were mostly interested in shirts and scarves of Barcelona because we couldn’t go to the evening match wearing simple civil suits...
It was already dark, a few minutes after 7.00 pm when, following the crowd, we arrived at Europe's biggest stadium, the Nou Camp to be held in reverence by Barcelona fans. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we had the opportunity to go into the monumental building, and after walking about 8 floors we reached our places and we could finally see the stadium in its full size. After the match started and Barcelona FC got the first goal - well, I think that was the time when the boys could realize that they were really there. And all their friends were just sitting and watching TV at home as usually, but they were sitting in the stadium...

Barca had another three (!) goals, so the final result was 4:0, which exceeded even the wildest dreams. We were so tired that evening that there was a fear we all would fall asleep in the tiny elevator. But that time we had no idea what kind of experiences would await us next day. We planned our daily program together as the day before and of course nothing could be more important than to return to the scene of the brilliant victory and to pay for a stadium tour. We couldn’t even reach the gate when we got in the official gift shop - there was really everything that a Barca fan could ever desire - and even much more!

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And the highlight of the whole journey arrived - the stadium tour. It was so professional, so rich, so fascinating, as the trip showed us the club’s more than 100 years of history and all the important and interesting moments. I am sure that people who are not interested in football at all, can also enjoy the "sanctuary".

We spent nearly five hours in the stadium - and I can tell you honestly, we all wished we would have more time... but we didn’t have because we didn’t want to miss either the Sagrada Familia nor the beach. So we took the metro again, then we were running, eating, taking photos, laughing a lot and talking about how incredible that they were there: those two boys from Baja and Szombathely, who had already spent hundreds of times in different hospitals than an average man throughtout his life. And now they were running free from care on the sandy beach of Barcelona, leaving their winter clothes at home and talking about the goals that were shot last evening by their favourite football team – in front of their eyes, only a few meters from the place where they were sitting.

This journey was an incredible gift - to the children, their parents - and of course to me too. The Wonder Lamp works, it makes magics, and it is really a miracle - not just fulfilling wishes, but changing lives - and in fact this is the greatest miracle.

Viva Barcelona!

István Madarász
wish-coordinator
December 8, 2011, Barcelona

Many thanks to the WORLD FOOTBALL Tickets, Messrs. János Szövérfi and Zoltán Bartos for the match tickets.





Many thanks to the colleagues of Comgame "576" kft for their support to help us to realize the wishes.





This wish has been realised from the benefit of the CookingSchool event supported by the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest.



Bence (11 years old, Szombathely)

Such reports are difficult to start, as the trips are always the most exciting at the beginning. Meeting at Ferihegy at 4.15 in the morning promised noting good – I expected tired, crabby kids and grouchy fathers. In contrast with it, I found two brilliant, smiling and exated guys as I met Tamás and Bence. There was no trace of blues, sleeplessness - and certainly not the disease.
And to jump right to the end to summarize one of the most fantastic results of the work of Csodalámpa: it is able to achieve something that neither medicine nor therapy nor doctors can do – it can make the children and moreover their parents forget for a few hours or a few days about the disease of their lives. Even the journey was a special experience, because as it turned out, none of the children had ever gone by air, so from the security check to the duty free shops, every moment meant a whole new world. Then when we left the terminal at Barcelona and we felt in our faces the warmth of 20 C in December (I put it in writing that everyone can understand: a twenty-degree heat), that time we all knew that we would have a great time there.

We took a taxi to get to the hotel, and a few minutes later we were already on the way towards Barcelona's famous zoo. A bit later we found the first orange tree, from which we could get a couple of oranges with the help of a stone – somebody growing up in Hungary can never get used to such an experience...

Soon we managed to get in the famous dolphin show and I have to admit that I – as an adult who has already seen a lot – was also clapping with an open mouth and shining eyes along the program. Kids were full of experiences as we were walking along the palm-lined downtown and we slowly reached the La Rambla (Vaci street of Barcelona), destination of all self-respecting tourists, where you can get everything but really everything. Certainly we were mostly interested in shirts and scarves of Barcelona because we couldn’t go to the evening match wearing simple civil suits...
It was already dark, a few minutes after 7.00 pm when, following the crowd, we arrived at Europe's biggest stadium, the Nou Camp to be held in reverence by Barcelona fans. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we had the opportunity to go into the monumental building, and after walking about 8 floors we reached our places and we could finally see the stadium in its full size. After the match started and Barcelona FC got the first goal - well, I think that was the time when the boys could realize that they were really there. And all their friends were just sitting and watching TV at home as usually, but they were sitting in the stadium...

Barca had another three (!) goals, so the final result was 4:0, which exceeded even the wildest dreams. We were so tired that evening that there was a fear we all would fall asleep in the tiny elevator. But that time we had no idea what kind of experiences would await us next day. We planned our daily program together as the day before and of course nothing could be more important than to return to the scene of the brilliant victory and to pay for a stadium tour. We couldn’t even reach the gate when we got in the official gift shop - there was really everything that a Barca fan could ever desire - and even much more!

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And the highlight of the whole journey arrived - the stadium tour. It was so professional, so rich, so fascinating, as the trip showed us the club’s more than 100 years of history and all the important and interesting moments. I am sure that people who are not interested in football at all, can also enjoy the "sanctuary".

We spent nearly five hours in the stadium - and I can tell you honestly, we all wished we would have more time... but we didn’t have because we didn’t want to miss either the Sagrada Familia nor the beach. So we took the metro again, then we were running, eating, taking photos, laughing a lot and talking about how incredible that they were there: those two boys from Baja and Szombathely, who had already spent hundreds of times in different hospitals than an average man throughtout his life. And now they were running free from care on the sandy beach of Barcelona, leaving their winter clothes at home and talking about the goals that were shot last evening by their favourite football team – in front of their eyes, only a few meters from the place where they were sitting.

This journey was an incredible gift - to the children, their parents - and of course to me too. The Wonder Lamp works, it makes magics, and it is really a miracle - not just fulfilling wishes, but changing lives - and in fact this is the greatest miracle.

Viva Barcelona!

István Madarász
wish-coordinator
December 8, 2011, Barcelona

Many thanks to the WORLD FOOTBALL Tickets, Messrs. János Szövérfi and Zoltán Bartos for the match tickets.





Many thanks to the colleagues of GE HEALTHCARE for their support to help us to realize the wishes.





This wish has been realised thanks to a CookingSchool event supported by the Corinthia Hotel Budapest.



Erik Róbert (13 years old, Budapest)



Our "Christmas story" begun like that: Once upon a time there was an amateur musician whose dream was to give a concert for some good cause. He has found the Csodalámpa Foundation and it became clear for him what to do.
He organized a charity concert with the help of two other young rock groups. He has fulfilled Erik’s wish with the money coming from this special concert.

It was a Saturday when we visited Erik. On the way to Erik Balázs wanted to know how did we arrange the wish granting. When we arrived at Erik’s house a young boy opened the door but we knew immediately that he wasn’t our young „prince”.
Erik appeared a few seconds later with a surgical mask on his face. His eyes were bright as stars. It was obvious he knew why we were there. He soon took possession of the mixing console, which was the subject of his wish.
As a gift, Erik presented us one of his own compositions.

I think two people’s wishes have been fulfilled that day. It was the present for Erik, and of course another present for Balázs, too who could help somebody at last with his rock music. He seemed to plan already his new charity concert in his mind…

All's well that ends well.

Many thanks to Mr. Balázs Károlyi and the members of the rock bands Hetedik Bekezdés Arcadia and Tigroszlán and of course Retro Dragon Tattoo Saloon for their support .

Pallag Erika, Takács Anikó
wish-coordinators
Mr. Balázs Károlyi supporter
Budapest, 2011.12.10.

Dani ( 10 years old, Budapest)

Dani longed for a net-book, and he almost counted the days ... In the morning of February the 2nd Dani went to the hospital for a medical examination, where to his big surprise the gift was given to him. The financial background was provided by the students of The British International School. Dani's mom helped us to organize everything in a great secret. The wonder and the joy made Dani very happy. After unpacking the present he was playfully running around the table. We were glad to see him.

Many thanks for the support of The British International School.

Dr. Tiborné Jenei

Wish Coordinator

Budapest, 02.02.2012.

Dear Wonderlamp Foundation,

I wish to express my sincere gratitude for making my son so happy. Since he got the netbook his eyes have been shining again. Many thanks to Zsuzsanna Sipos, Dr. Tiborné Jenei (we met them personally) and all the invisible wish-coordinators for their work. Thank you for the afternoon tale events, too!!!!! Once again, THANK YOU!

Best wishes:

The K*** Family


Kristóf (14 years old, Rácalmás)




Kristóf just before the match



Dear Csodalámpa,

Owing to the Foundation Csodalámpa, I had the opportunity to visit Madrid on the 21th of November in 2011. My precious dream came true watching a football game in the Santiago Barnabéu Stadium.

We started off the journey with my dad to Madrid from Budapest on a Monday morning. The flight took three hours, while we had the chance observe peaks of the Alps from up there due to nice weather. We landed on the truly huge airport of Madrid. It took 15-20 minutes to walk just to pick up our luggage.

Monika was waiting for us at the airport; she was very kind, and immediately took us on a sightseeing trip by car. She showed us many amazing buildings. Unfortunately, as I don’t speak Spanish I have already forgot most of their names. Albeit, I remember to the “Plaza del Toro” which is the place for the famous bull-fighting. We also checked out the sculptures of Don Quijote and Sancho Panza. These statues are special: if you get hold of the tail of Sancho Panza’s donkey sculpture, and you make a wish, it might come true. It’s almost like „Csodalámpa”.

Afterwards we left our bags at the hotel, and went for lunch and then took a metro to the stadium. Madrid has an enormous metro network. It has more than 10 lines, but it’s easy to learn and use them. The stadium was such a beauty from outside! Next to the arena stands a three storey shop selling products of Real Madrid Football Club. I would have bought everything from that shop, but I could convince my dad to buy me only a sweat-suit which is, of course, essential to cheer for my team.

In the evening we went to watch the game. The inside of the stadium was also huge, and we experienced a frenetic spirit. Goals came quickly. The score was already 3-0 in the 8th minute, and the final result was 6-2. The game and the teams were quite active. It was fantastic to watch them from so close as I had just seen them on TV before. It was easy to follow the game as I have known the faces and the their characteristics for such a long time.

We returned home on Wednesday. The weather was even clearer than before, therefore we could see the sea.

Unfortunately, the trip was over quickly.

Thank you very-very much!

Kristóf Sz***
Madrid, 23/11/2011.





Many thanks to the WORLD FOOTBALL Tickets, to Messrs János Szövérfi and Zoltán Bartos








Thanks to the management of the [http://www.malev.hu MALÉV> for their support and its passangers, who donated their bonus miles to Csodalámpa, thus making possible Kristóf's trip to Spain.








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József (12 years old, Encs-Gibárt)

Jozsi’s big dream was a real mountain bike. His father told us he fell in love with this bicycle in the summer and has been dreaming about having such a real boylike or even manlike bike since then. He kept looking at the catalogues and was thinking about which one he would like the most. Our staff at Csodalámpa liked this wish since the beginning, because it is such a real desire. I think this is why the students from the upper classes of American International School of Budapest picked out Józsi’s wish

I can say without exaggeration that all the teachers and students of the school were very excited on Wednesday. They were aware that not only one but three children of Csodalámpa would come to the school to introduce themselves, and get to know one another better. As usual, we were warmly welcome. The students sang for us very kindly. We watched a movie about other fulfilled dreams from the past. We could see shining in children’s eyes. There was q big applause, and of course a lot of joy. Józsi, when he saw the beautiful red machinery could not say a word, and was just smiling silently.

The photos will tell who was more suprised, but one thing is sure that all the students sitting in the theatre hall wanted to swing into the saddle when seeing that beautiful bicycle.

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Of course Jozsi prepared for the big day like Ditta Lea did. He baked gingerbread for the students and their teachers. What’s more, all the teachers got an angel made from paper. Józsi and his family hoped the angels would decorate the Christmas tree of the school.

Józsi, we wish you enjoy the bycicle, and ride it a lot at home. Please send us photos sometimes, so the students can share your joy.

Éva Patzauer
wish-coordinator
30 Nov 2011, Nagykovácsi


Ditta Lea (10 years old, Budapest)

The special wish of Lea was a netbook.
To my question, why she picked that, she answered that she has got several brothers but they only have one laptop at home, meaning that she has got less opportunity to learn, read or play on it.

Lea’s wish was fullfilled by the students of the American International School of Budapest.

Naturally this was a surprise, just like the delicious lunch, cakes and almond as well. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that all the students and teachers of the school were excited that day. They were aware that not only one but three children of Csodalampa will visit them to introduce themselves and get to know one another better.

As usual, they were waiting for us with open arms. There was music and nice words. We watched a movie about other wishes fulfilled by AISB students. We could see many bright eyes. There were touched claps and of course much joy.

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You can see it on the picture how happy Lea was, when teacher Marc Lavoie’s studens handed her the beautiful, red netbook.

Lea said thank you for the gift in English, and sang a wonderful song with her father. At the end she handed over a self-made postcard to Marc. In the end of the song every member of the senior class thanked her for the song by standing up.

We hope you recover soon, Lea. Enjoy (sometimes alone too...) your own netbook.

Éva Patzauer
wish-coordinator
30 November 2011, Nagykovacsi


Reports/2011-12-01 Daniel

Danika asked the Csodalámpa Wish Fulfilling Foundation for an outdoor trampoline. We found out that such a trampoline was quite hard to assemble! We were very anxious to make it ready and give it to Dani before dusk so he could try it out immediately. Then everything turned out right: our benefactor made sure to send people who could assemble the trampoline very quickly. Even our manager, Ms. Erika Bandula arrived in time for the handing over. So when little Dani woke up from his afternoon nap, he could immediately try out his wonderful new toy.

He was so happy that he gave his biscuits to us and told us with an ear-to-ear smile how he had dreamt of exactly the same trampoline. He was sorry when it started to get dark and he had to stop bouncing. He thanked everyone the present giving huge kisses. His family wants to express their gratitude to the donors who made Dani’s dream come true.

Many thanks to the FGSZ Földgázszállító Zrt. for their donation and to our colleagues for helping with the assembly of the trampoline and handing it over to Dani.

Erzsébet Zsombori

Wish Coordinator

Izsák, 16 September 2011

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