I am a big fan of tennis. I play tennis, watch tennis, talk about tennis and in fact read about tennis too.
Last year, at 33 years old, I was proudly holding a big tennis ball with signatures of Nikolay Davydenko & Fernando Verdasco.
I was grinning for days, felt like I am the luckiest person on earth. Haha.. sounds childish right, but then.. every adult still has that bits and pieces as a child in the heart.
Well, now you know why I try my best, to get the Raya cards for the children to be signed by someone who can bring smiles to their faces.
Because I know... it is a feeling beyond words...
It is impossible for us to take away their pain...
But, God willing.. it is possible for us to make them smile... even for a second.....
p/s When I was a child, Steffi Graf was my idol. She is still my idol, till now :)
It has been almost 10 months since we first started doing monthly programmes at RACTAR. Syukur alhamdulillah, my gratitude goes to En. Dzul and wife,staff at RACTAR and of course my very dedicated friends cum volunteers who have been very supportive in every projects that we did.
I only wrote once about what we do at RACTAR. Partly, because I was building up a team of volunteers. Alhamdulillah.. after 10 months.. I know, Allah SWT has given me a priceless gift. A group of dedicated, loving, cheerful and caring volunteers. Most important of all, they have become good friends of mine.
Amazingly.. half of them are friends I know through Wishing Well Programme. Wishing Well Programme started as a small platform to make the childhood cancer patients smile, laugh and enjoy the moments of being a child.We are not an NGO... just a group of friends, joining our hands together for the children.
Therefore, now.. Wishing Well Programme has spread the wings, reaching other children with different struggle in their life. RACTAR is a home to a group of girls who comes from a different background. Some are orphans, some are poor.. and some were abused before.
What we do there.. is just like the lyrics of a song by Whitney Houston. The lyrics goes something like this...
" I believe the children are our are future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be ..."
Next programme.. Story Telling Competition, Sunday, 25th July 2010.
p/s i am soooooo looking forward to it.... :)
May Alah SWT bless you..
Love conquers all... Love heals... Any moment, any time...
That is the reason why I decided to name the Ramadhan project as " A Bag Of Love" .
Again, similar to last year, my plan is to deliver goody bags to the children oncology wards at UMMC ( University Malaya Medical Centre ) and UKMMC ( Univesity Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre).
Some of the items that I am thinking to put in the bags are cookies, story books/magazines, raya cards, and of course.... the most important thing of all... all gifts must be sealed with lots of LOVE.
Target delivery date : 21st August 2010
From us to the children... may it bring smiles and laughter to them... Insha Allah
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. - Dr. Karl Menninger
May Allah SWT bless you