”Magic Lamp children” have to overcome many obstacles on their way to the complete recovery… Viktoria's life also had been changed by an „out of the blue” cardiac surgery from one day to the other...

She is keen on reading, her favourite book is Vampire Diaries, but she also likes drawing and painting. When Viki got her new heart, she decided to learn playing guitar if she is fully recovered. Her friends and classmates helped her even when she couldn't go to school, and they were looking forward to meeting her again. Since Viki is not allowed to go to school for a while, she asked for a laptop from the Magic Lamp Foundation that can help her to keep on learning, and certainly she can also chat with her friends as well as watch her favourite movies.

We invited Viki and her family to an extraordinary literary evening at British Ambassador’s Residence in Budapest, where she could meet His Excellency Iain Lindsay Ambassador, literateur Anna Juhász, foreign policy correspondent Al Ghaoui Hesna, actress Gabriella Hámori, flutist Dávid Kanyó, and quite a few Magic Lamp supporters, companies and privates as well. Viki was a little bit surprised when the Ambassador greeted her very friendly and in Hungarian.

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However, Viki had the real surprise when she received the awaited laptop from Ms. Teodora Bodó, communications director of Provident Finance Inc. together with her favourite book's film version, the first 2 seasons of Vampire Diaries. Everybody was silent and moved for a few minutes…

Viki could have gone home to watch the movie, but since she loves literature, she enjoyed the musical conversation about the British and Hungarian cultures, mutual understanding, journeys, and the role literary works play in all of the above.

At the end of the program, joint photos were taken with the contributors, the Ambassador, and everybody wished Viki a quick and full recovery.

We hope that the moments of this extraordinary wish-fulfillment will be a lifelong experience for her and will help Viki to return quickly to her usual weekdays. We all wish her good health and lots of strength!

We would like to thank all the participants of the Magic Lamp Literary Evening, literateur Anna Juhász, foreign policy correspondent Al Ghaoui Hesna, actress Gabriella Hámori, flutist Dávid Kanyó and the sponsors of the event, the Embassy of Great Britain, Budapest Airport, Danubius Hotels, Pepper House, Provident Finance Inc. and certainly many thanks to His Excellency Iain Lindsay and his kind wife, Bridget for hosting the event. Thanks to their benefaction, we could be participants of a successful show and together, we we were able to realize Viki’s dream in the beautiful surrounding of the British Embassy residence.

Marta Felkai and Eva Patzauer
Budapest, May 14, 2019

Albert (17, Sándorfalva)

Albert is keen on cars, so when he got to know that he may wish something from the Magic Lamp Foundation, he wasn't thinking too much.

As he formulated: "It is OK, that I can repair our family car, but I'd like to drive it too at last."

He is interested in technical skills, that's why he is studying at a mechanical engineering secondary school. His family has a car and fullfilment of Albert's wish - to get a driver's license - has become within reach.

He easily passed the exam of the theoretical course about traffic rules at a driving school in Szeged.

Practical training is about to start and we wish him the same success.

Many thanks for the support of the American International School of Budapest .

Joli Bakonyi
May 14, 2019

Ádám (11, Sárisáp)

Ádám arrived to our office not knowing anything. He was told this visit was only about some negotiation about his wish.

He was really surprised, whe wouldn’t think he would get his new laptop he wished for that day by Málnási Kinga. He was really excited.

During the setup of the laptop, he even cried a little from joy.

We couldn’t decide who was more touched by the moment, him or us, grown ups. We could witness some beautiful, valuable moments there, it was wonderful seeing that pure joy on the little boy’s face.

We would like to thank Firstmed-FMC Kft. for the support and Málnási Kiga for being there personally.

Joli Bakonyi
Budapest, April 15, 2019



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