(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Make-A-Wish UAE has fulfilled the wish of six-year-old Emirati boy, Abdullah, to meet the Al Ain Football Team player Yasser Al Gahtaini.
Abdullah is currently being treated for leukemia at SKMC.
An excited Abdullah met the team at the Khalifa training ground along with his father, younger brother and two uncles. A delighted Abdullah met his hero, Yasser, and kicked the ball with him while on the football pitch.
Abdullah received a round of applause from the whole team after his practice session. He also received a football signed by Yasser and had photos taken with his hero. After this, Abdullah was taken to the Al Ain Football shop and was allowed to choose anything he wished for. He left with three big bags of goodies.
Led by Shaikha Shaikha bint Saif bin Mohammad Al Nahyan, wife of Dr Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Adviser to the President, the Make-A-Wish Foundation is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish International, and grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
The foundation is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in 48 countries in five continents. With the help of generous donors and more than 30,000 volunteers worldwide, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the world every 23 minutes. Since 1980, it has granted more than 290,000 wishes to children around the world.
Make-A-Wish UAE was established in 2003. Since then it has granted the wishes of over 600 children with life threatening medical conditions. With two main offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Make-A-Wish grants wishes to children aged between 3 and 18 and residing in the UAE, regardless of nationality.