A Dream Come True For Alif Najmie

Published on December 28th, 2012

Chauffeured driven to Malaysia’s Home of Motorsports in a stylish Lamborghini before being treated to an exhilarating experience at Sepang Go-Kart Circuit, Alif Najmie said it was the best time of his life.

“I had never been happier … This is the happiest day of my life,” said the 11-year old Alif, who is suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Like many normal kids, Alif, who lives in Pahang with his parents and an elder brother, has always loved fast cars and motorsports. He has always dreamed of pushing the go-kart to the limit; making the daring manoeuvres as he imagined himself as a great Formula 1 driver.

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That dream was recently made known to Make-A-Wish Malaysia; and true to its name, it had that wish coming true for Alif yesterday; with the help of Sepang International Circuit (SIC), Blue Jackets Fraternitas and some of Malaysia’s top go-kart talents.

Alif, who also had his wish for an iPad granted – courtesy of The Otomotif College (TOC) during his two-day visit to the capital, arrived at Sepang Go-Kart Circuit in style as he and his family members were chauffeured by a group of supercar owners, Blue Jackets Fraternitas.

His arrival to the track came in perfect timing as some of Malaysia’s best talents in go-kart including Italian-bound 10-year old Muizzuddin Musyaffa Abdul Gafar of Gamota Racing Team were having their practice and trying out their karts.

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As they made way for Alif and his family members to have their chance of glory at the track, some were kind enough to give some tips to the rookie drivers on handling the machines. Armed with his new knowledge, Alif had his first ever experience driving a go-kart machine.

For Make A Wish Malaysia, which is set up under the umbrella of the international Make-A-Wish Foundation, it was another mission accomplished as it drives on realizing the wishes of sick children as an effort to heighten their spirit, injecting happiness in their lives and enriching their human experience with hope, strength and joy.

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation is the largest non-profit wish granting organization in the world and has now been established in over 35 countries. For the Malaysian establishment, all donations and contribution that it collected is spent on Malaysian children only.

For SIC, offering that once-in-a-life time experience for Arif was a project under its CSR projects; and also to show that the circuit always care.

words & pix: SIC

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