"Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. - Robert Heinlei (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988)"
Somehow, I lost the ability to compose a good note. It has been many weeks that I promised Kak Amy & Mariam that I will send out a note on the project for Ramadhan. However, the words did not come easily...
Perhaps, there were too many things that I wanted to share with all of you about the children..
Of their sweetness..their battle... their honesty.. and also their sincerity in allowing a stranger like me to enter their life..
Oh... how I wish I can discribe it as detail as possible to you of how happy the children were when we handed them the "Bag Of Love" in Ramadhan last year.It was a total of 100 goody bags to two oncology wards (UMMC and UKMMC). The children were smilling when we handed it to them.. and when they saw that they were also Eid cards from Pak Nil and Ms. Deanna Yusoff, their faces were full of happiness.
InsyaAllah, this year.. we will be sending them " Package Of Love" in this Ramadhan. Similar to last year, we will be sending goody bags to oncology wards of UKMMC and UMMC. And also.. we wil also be sending to HKL for the first time ! Alhamdulillah... :)
We hope.. the "Package Of Love" will be able to bring smiles to their sweet, lovely faces... insyaAllah.....
"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. ~Flavia Weedn,Forever, © Flavia.com"
It was 3 years ago when I first met him.It was at Oncology Paediatric Ward at HUKM. He was sitting quietly while accompanying the younger kids playing at the tv corner. Somehow in my heart I knew, I must find out more about this child.
Hazim was a stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma patient when I first met him in April 2008. A smart, brave young boy, his love for his family touches my heart. Not only that, his courage in fighting the cancer was beyond words. In 2008, he was only 15 years old.
Hazim knew, his time was not long in this world. One day, while having tea with some of my friends ( I was not around ) .. he asked.. " Mati nanti macam mana...? " Everyone was shocked and not prepared when he asked. Then.. the baton was passed to me.
Honestly, I was not prepared either. But I knew, it was unfair to let him wandering about it. He needs to know and I truly understand, it was not easy for a mother to explain it to the son, whom she loves very much.Hazim's mother gave me the permission to talk to him. Therefore.. during the camping trip that we arranged for Hazim, I had a long discussion with him talking about death. After we finished talking about it, he kissed my hand and said..." Terima kasih Auntie.."
Hazim always put others before him. Being the eldest son, he was very responsible. I called him.. the Financial Controller :) .
He brought many of us together, Subhanallah. Family, friends and strangers (who are now friends) are bonded by love for Hazim. May Allah SWT bless you all...
I met Hazim for the last time at the hospital. It tore me apart seeing him in pain. However, I am very thankful to the Almighty for allowing me to see his last smile... to hear his last laughter .. and to hear his last voice..
I cried when I received the news ... at same time, I am relieved that he is no longer in pain.
Hazim left footprints in my heart. I think.. he did it to yours too...
Al Fatihah ...
Allahyarham Muhammad Hazim Husaini (1st October 1993 - 14th June 2011 )
It has been 10 days since we had Magical Moments - Talentime. My sincerely apologies for the delay in posting this thank you note. Gomen ne.
Syukur alhamdulillah, it was indeed a day of joy, happiness and laughter. It was a day full of smiles.May 1 2011 was a day full of LOVE :)
Loving people from different walk of life, comes together for only one reason. For the children :)
Magical Moments - Talentime started as a self funded event. However, as the words spread, more people volunteering to help out in many ways i.e. sponsorship, ideas, facilities, energy, time, resources, talent... believe me, it was like a day with soooooooo many beautiful people with beautful heart. May God bless you friends..
My sincere and heartfelt gratitude goes to the beautiful people as follows....
Sheema : Even though you were not around that day, thank you for always being there in making the children happy.
You are STAR!
Anne : How Allah crossed our path was special, was through ERA radio. Somehow... Magical Moments - Talentime had ERA DJs as guest, by coincidence! Anne.. thanks for always being there, for the children. You are STAR!
K. Amy : thank you Kak Amy, for all your BEAUTIFUL gift to Wishing Well Programme. Please extend this humble appreciation to all your children, family and friends who have been helping. Special thank you to Kak Ari :) Love you Kak Ari, take care yea.
Mariam : You are simply AMAZING !! thank you for EVERYTHING!!
K. Ogie : Thank you for your support kak. You are AMAZING. take care k
Alia, Auntie Teh & Ayah Teh - What else can I say... your support & love are PRICELESS. Thank you very much !! Hugs !!
Pengetua & teachers of SMPK Setapak - Thank you for allowing me to use the school and assistance in making the event a memorable one :)
Hanif : Thank you for making the event a lively one. thank you for saving the day !! You are a SUPERB emcee !!
Natasha Hudson : Thank you for spending your weekend with us and being the judge:) You are GREAT!
Dina Nazir : Thank you for being the judge and sing for us :) Your voice is AMAZING!! Subhanallah
K. Roselinah : Your cup cakes are BEAUTIFUL !! Thank you kak !! :)
Muha : A friendship that developed to sisterhood/brotherhood. Thank you for EVERYTHING !! Oh yes, thank you for the petting zoo !! That was indeed a good idea :)
Nadirah : Sis, thank you for your support. Hugs :)
Jeush & Fahmi : Thank you Mr Photographer :) Thanks a mil !!!
Sensei Kashiwagi : Thank you for all your kindness. The kids LOVE learning about Japanese Culture. Sensei wa subarashii!
Linda & Fame : Thank you for the birthday cake. The kids love it :)
Yong :You are really TALENTED in design. Thank you for doing the official back drop.. all the way from South Korea :)
En Dzul : Thank you for your support & allowing me to volunteer at RACTAR.
Matt & Arnida : Thank you for being such great friends & baing part of WWP. You are a STAR!!
Last but not least, in case there are names that I have missed.... please forgive this forgetful fanny of mine. I sincerely appreciate your kind help, support and prayers to all programs that we do at WWP. All of you are the STAR!!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!!!!!
“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.” - Washington Irving ( 1783 - 1859 )
May Allah SWT bless you all... ALWAYS...
Magical Moments is a series of event, planned for children who are facing challenges in life. A collaboration act between Project Mata Hati & Wishing Well Programme, meant to bring joy, hope and happiness for the children... InsyaAllah.
The pilot program will be Talentime ( Singing Contest )
To give a moment of happiness, joy and hope to children who are facing challenges in life. It is also to instill confidence and positive thought in the children, for them to know that challenges in life are not a stoppage in being happy and successful.
As an avenue for the children to build up confidence in themselves by performing in front of audience, without taking into account of their challenges that they are facing daily.
Pilot group will be childhood cancer patients, visually impaired children ( SMPK Setapak) and orphans/under privileged children from RACTAR ( Rumah Amal Sri Cahaya Tengku Ampuan Rahimah)
5.Frequency of Magical Moments
Expecting to be done on bi-monthly basis.
InsyaAllah.. hopefully.... this small event.. will bring the joy, hope and strength to them... :)
" Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are. - Bernice Johnson Reagon "
As the sun shines throughout the day, as the wind blow swiftly...
We see children running in the park , while enjoying the warmth of the day...
Laughing, smiling with shades of happiness clouding them...
For children facing challenges..
Their life is full of trials.. full of pain... full of sorrow..
Birthday parties to miss...Holidays to postpone..
Deep in their thought ... thinking where the road will lead them in the future..
Therefore, child being a child...
The happiness should be theirs...
Even for a few moment in their life...
Let them feel the warmth of the sun...
Let them be surrounded by the sweetness of joy..
Let them have... OUR LOVE...
Let's give them...
Moment of joy, moment of laughter, moment of happiness
Let's give them...
That is why, Wishing Well Programme is coming out with this simple, yet insyaAllah meaningful project for children who are facing challenges in life.
A half day event, combining children with cancer, blind/visually impaired children as well as children from RACTAR ( Rumah Amal Cahaya Tengku Ampuan Rahimah) . The event will be an activity for the children to participate, then followed by a combined birthday party for those who are celebrating. For a start... we will have a TALENT TIME !
This event is not by any NGO... it is just a small effort by us... who loves children :)
"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. - Alexander Chalmers (29 March 1759 – 29 December 1834)"
May Allah SWT bless you all..
f I could hug every child that crossed my path...
If I can listen to every hopes and dreams that they have...
Every child is a gift...
For us to love... to nurture...to care for...
The road might be rocky at times...
The wind may be too strong to go through...
If we hold their hand strongly...
Guiding them to the right path..
Hopes and dreams..
Can be a reality..
Project Mata Hati
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"Definition of complement : something that completes, makes up a whole, or brings to perfection"
That was the first word that came to my mind, when was asked about the modus operandi of Project Mata Hati.
In summary, Project Mata Hati is about strategic partnership effort between corporates, NGOs and also professionals/individuals, based on the paper work that has been presented to each party.
It is about working together... roping in experts from each identified development programs (i.e. sports, IT, music, language, islamic and arts) Numbers of brain storming sessions, discussions over discussions, everyone pouring in their ideas and opinions based on what they know best.. and fyi..these processes, are still on going...
The beauty of this is....
All on voluntary basis :)
Academicians, corporates, NGOs, individuals, professionals... complementing each other for one reason...
For the benefit of the blind and visually impaired children...
In achieving their hope...their dream .... their goals in life...
On behalf of Project Mata Hati, I wish to express gratitude to all kind hearted individuals out there, who have been very supportive in every way. Project Mata Hati is blessed to surrounded by loving people like you !
Take care all,
May Allah SWT bless you
Project Mata Hati
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