2014-11

Dorottya (13 years old, Pomáz )

Dóri and Bence were thinking about the same thing when they expressed their wishes. Or rather did they have the same person in their minds?
They wanted to see a live Real Madrid match and their favourite football player, C. Ronaldo. None of them had ever been abroad, and none of them had ever travelled by airplane.
I combined the "experiences" together so that they should tell about the journey with their own words. Please do not be surprised if the word „amazing” turns up many times...


B: I have played fotoball since I was a little boy, and I love football. My favourite team is Real Madrid. I had a dream: I wanted to see a live match of my favourite team at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. I had never thought that my dream would ever come true, but when the volunteers of the Magic Lamp contacted my mother, I began to trust in it.

D: I expected this trip as a child is looking forward to Christmas. When I was sitting on the plane, I realized that this all is happening to me! I specially enjoyed take-off and landing: it was like a roller coaster in an amusement park. As it was the first time that I had gone by air, everything was so new and strange to me.

B: We were laughing a lot together. First evening we saw a flamenco show. Next day we visited the Spanish Royal Palace.

D: Everything was so beautiful there: fancy and exaggerated, but still beautiful. The walls and the carved furniture were amazing. But the strangest thing was that the royal couple still lives in it.

B: Then came the highlight of the whole Madrid tour: the match that started at 20 o'clock, but we were already there before 18.00. The big crowd was amazing. Mounted policemen were waiting for the Real team that arrived by their beautiful bus before 19.00. The fans madly ran after the bus. It was wonderful and not to mention the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. It was an indescribable feeling when we got in the huge stadium, but it was nothing compared to the feeling when the players came out. It was just amazing to see these super players live, not to say the great location. The feeling, when 50 thousands of fans cheered for the team at the same time can’t be described by words.
In addition, we could see a lot of goals as Real Madrid won 5:1 against Rayo Vallecano.

D: Unfortunately I could not meet personally my favourite player, Cristiano Ronaldo. But to be present at such a match gave me a lifelong adventure. The atmosphere of the match can not be compared to any concert, or any major event. When a goal was shot, everyone stood up and they were whistling and shouting at the same time. "Hala Madrid" was said. The shooter’s name was always called out. Fortunately, I could see Ronaldo among the shooters.
All goals were shot by different players, but the last one was my favourite!

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B: Sunday morning we went to a stadium tour. It was incredible to see the lots of trophies, the photo of Puskás öcsi, and the players’ dressing room. We could go to the edge of the track, I could sit on the bench, and a photo was taken of me with the image of my favourite player (of course created with photoshop).

D: It was a very big stadium, it took half a day to visit it. I really liked the tour. It was interesting to see the place where the players play football, their dressing room and the trophies they won. We could have a look "behind the scenes". The whole stadium was amazing.

B: Then we went to a wax museum, where wax figures of famous people could be seen. On Monday, we could spend an unforgettable day at the amusement park. It was amazing, I enjoyed it very much.

D: It was my best vacation thanks to the Magic Lamp Foundation and to the sponsors. Thanks to Tamás Kardos, who accompanied us on this trip. I would like to thank everybody for making my wish come true.

It was the happiest three days of my life because I got more than I dreamed of. Thank you very much!

B: Thank you very much to the Magic Lamp Foundation, to dr. Enikő Noémi Felszeghy and to Tamás, who accompanied us and who was very kind, helpful, and patient. I have never thought that there are still so kind-hearted and devoted people like he.

It was an unforgettable experience! Thank you very much!


Many thanks to the management and colleagues of the HollisWealth company from Canada,

to dr. Adrienn Nagy and the Jet Travel for their support that made Dorottya's dream come true.



Tamás Kardos
wish-coordinator
Budapest, November 10, 2014


Bence (10 years old, Tiszabercel)

Bence and Dóri were thinking about the same thing when they expressed their wishes. Or rather did they have the same person in their minds?
They wanted to see a live Real Madrid match and their favourite football player, C. Ronaldo. None of them had ever been abroad, and none of them had ever travelled by airplane.
I combined the "experiences" together so that they should tell about the journey with their own words. Please do not be surprised if the word „amazing” turns up many times...


B: I have played fotoball since I was a little boy, and I love football. My favourite team is Real Madrid. I had a dream: I wanted to see a live match of my favourite team at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. I had never thought that my dream would ever come true, but when the volunteers of the Magic Lamp contacted my mother, I began to trust in it.

D: I expected this trip as a child is looking forward to Christmas. When I was sitting on the plane, I realized that this all is happening to me! I specially enjoyed take-off and landing: it was like a roller coaster in an amusement park. As it was the first time that I had gone by air, everything was so new and strange to me.

B: We were laughing a lot together. First evening we saw a flamenco show. Next day we visited the Spanish Royal Palace.

D: Everything was so beautiful there: fancy and exaggerated, but still beautiful. The walls and the carved furniture were amazing. But the strangest thing was that the royal couple still lives in it.

B: Then came the highlight of the whole Madrid tour: the match that started at 20 o'clock, but we were already there before 18.00. The big crowd was amazing. Mounted policemen were waiting for the Real team that arrived by their beautiful bus before 19.00. The fans madly ran after the bus. It was wonderful and not to mention the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. It was an indescribable feeling when we got in the huge stadium, but it was nothing compared to the feeling when the players came out. It was just amazing to see these super players live, not to say the great location. The feeling, when 50 thousands of fans cheered for the team at the same time can’t be described by words.
In addition, we could see a lot of goals as Real Madrid won 5:1 against Rayo Vallecano.

D: Unfortunately I could not meet personally my favourite player, Cristiano Ronaldo. But to be present at such a match gave me a lifelong adventure. The atmosphere of the match can not be compared to any concert, or any major event. When a goal was shot, everyone stood up and they were whistling and shouting at the same time. "Hala Madrid" was said. The shooter’s name was always called out. Fortunately, I could see Ronaldo among the shooters.
All goals were shot by different players, but the last one was my favourite!

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B: Sunday morning we went to a stadium tour. It was incredible to see the lots of trophies, the photo of Puskás öcsi, and the players’ dressing room. We could go to the edge of the track, I could sit on the bench, and a photo was taken of me with the image of my favourite player (of course created with photoshop).

D: It was a very big stadium, it took half a day to visit it. I really liked the tour. It was interesting to see the place where the players play football, their dressing room and the trophies they won. We could have a look "behind the scenes". The whole stadium was amazing.

B: Then we went to a wax museum, where wax figures of famous people could be seen. On Monday, we could spend an unforgettable day at the amusement park. It was amazing, I enjoyed it very much.

D: It was my best vacation thanks to the Magic Lamp Foundation and to the sponsors. Thanks to Tamás Kardos, who accompanied us on this trip. I would like to thank everybody for making my wish come true.

It was the happiest three days of my life because I got more than I dreamed of. Thank you very much!

B: Thank you very much to the Magic Lamp Foundation, to dr. Enikő Noémi Felszeghy and to Tamás, who accompanied us and who was very kind, helpful, and patient. I have never thought that there are still so kind-hearted and devoted people like he.

It was an unforgettable experience! Thank you very much!


Many thanks to the management and colleagues of HollisWealth from Canada, the KPMG Hungária Kft. and dr. Nora Nagy-Baranyi for their support to make Bence's dream come true.


Tamás Kardos
wish-coordinator
Budapest, November 10, 2014


Laura (14 years old, Nagykanizsa)

Laura is a big fan of Harry Potter. She read every book and saw every movie. That’s why her answer to our question wasn’t surprising. She asked us to take her to London, to the Harry Potter Museum and to the filming locations.

We were excited about the trip, who wouldn't be?

We at Magic Lamp are also fans of the books and the movies, so we were also excited to find out what the museum would be like. It turned out that the museum is the studio of Warner Bros. , where they filmed most of the scenes. Of course they filmed scenes all around England, for example in London and Oxford.

The plane took off at dawn on Sunday. Laura and her mother Mónika spent a night at the Hilton Budapest Hotel, courtesy of the Hilton Hotel Budapest’s management.

With Laura’s words the start was fantastic. Her mother Mónika wrote it on her Facebook account:
"The team of Hilton Budapest welcomed Laura before her big journey to London. We would like to thank them for the opportunity to spend the night in a beautiful hotel like this and for welcoming us so warmly. Laura said: Mom everybody knows me here? Yes, today everybody wants to please you, you are the special guest!"


A happy in-house report about Laura's stay at Hilton Budapest Hotel

And what was the journey like? Laura’s mother wrote of the experience:

"Laura had a huge dream. She wanted to go to London, see the sights, and visit the Harry Potter Museum. The genie of the Magic Lamp Foundation made Laura’s wish come true. Thank you to the foundation for organising a wonderful trip. Thank you to Éva Patzauer for creating a foundation that actually makes children’s wishes come true and makes them forget about the situation they are living in. They give them an experience of a lifetime.”

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"It’s my own experience and the most beautiful sentence from my daughter: "Let’s go, it doesn’t hurt!" She also said: "How beautiful" and "So great". After she had climbed 257 stairs smiling and walked through the park she said it didn’t hurt. She looks very happy in the photos. I think the smiles are talking for themselves.
She could go to a studio where they filmed her favourite movie, which she grew up with. It was a huge experience. Thank you for Magic Lamp, the volunteers who helped organising the trip, to the supporters, and to everyone who had a part in making Laura’s wish come true."

Thank you to the management of Hilton Budapest Hotel for their warm welcome, the Canadian HollisWealth company for their support and to the students, parents and teachers of the American International School of Budapest for walking to raise money to make Laura’s dream come true.

Thank you to our volunteers who live in London, to Annamari, Kriszti and Brigitta for helping in the organisation and implementation. They gave a great joy to Laura.


Éva Patzauer
wish-coordinator
Budapest, October 30, 2014

Bálint (5 years old, Rózsaszentmárton)

Bálint had a really unique wish: he wanted to ride his own horse as "Zorro".
He has been dreaming about it ever since he began school, because the school is too far away and he would get there more quickly, not to mention the feeling when he would ride into the schoolyard...

A serious organization was started, because Bálint didn’t wish to have just a common horse but a real nice color hucul horse.
Our kind supporters, Dr. Zsombor Magyar and his wife, Ursula bred that kind of horses in Tahitótfalu. We visited them several times and we also had a discussion with Bálint's parents about the right pony.

While we were seeking and checking, Bálint were taken riding lessons. Attila Rónai taught him how to take care of a horse, how to ride it... Attila didn’t think that the initial tasks would be increased day by day, because the kid wanted to learn lots of things, as archery and fencing with swords. He wanted to to know everything, as Zorro did.
On a nice autumn day Bálint put on his Zorro costume, but he still did not know anything about the surprise. His mother, Edit and his father Zsolt just told him that someone from the Magic Lamp Foundation wanted to meet him, to see his Zorro custome and to talk about the pony request.

When we arrived, Bálint came as a real brigand, dressed in black with a gold belt ... but luckily there was not time to get frightened, because he and his brother, Nimród warmly welcomed us.

After giving him the Zorro hat - that was sent by Efraim, another „Magic Lamp” kid – we went for a walk to the grass to see the horses. We all knew that a little farther, even invisibly Mandula was impatiently waiting for his new owner.

As we were coming near, Bálint was talking about the horses and the riding. As soon as he saw Mandula, he couldn’t say anything, but a little bit later he told us: „You know, this is the color I wish for!”
Mandula had been already saddled and Zsombor was standing next to it and suggested Bálint to get on the horse if he liked and to go a few laps in the equestrian field. Bálint became very excited, then he swung into the saddle with a little help and was riding a few laps, of course, led by Zsombor.

We asked Bálint whether he would keep Mandula if he could, and he answered with a big smile "Yes."
That was the moment we told him that this cute horsy would be his. Certainly we knew that although he said „yes” he could not even apprehend it…

...And at this moment his parents also had a sigh of relief, they would not keep the secret any longer, they would not try to explain why a "parking shed" was built in the centre of their garden, that in fact became the place of Mandula.

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After the "test riding" Bálint led Mandula to its temporary place to have a rest after the excitement of the transport. Bálint offered his trainer, Attila, to ride Mandula.
We do not know who was more excited, Mandula, Bálint, his parents or we...

We wish that Mandula should heal Bálint for ever and they should be good friends for many years.

Many thanks for the support of the leaders and employees of Morgan Stanley in Budapest and that of HollisWealth from Canada, companies that both provided a serious financial help in order to make Bálint’s dream come true.


Eva and Gabor Patzauer
wish-coordinators
Rózsaszentmárton, October 19, 2014.



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