Game on for 12-year-old with cancer
Cancer-stricken boy gets gaming products and accessories thanks to Make-A-Wish Foundation, ONE FM 91.3 and sponsors
He is an avid gamer and had been wanting to get a new gaming laptop to replace his current one, which he has had for about five years.
Yesterday morning, Sean Chua, 12, had his wish granted when he received more gaming products and accessories than he'd ever dreamed of.
It was all thanks to the good folks at Make-A-Wish Foundation Singapore, who collaborated with ONE FM 91.3's morning show hosts Glenn Ong, The Flying Dutchman and executive producer/presenter Andre Hoeden.
Sean, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in February this year, had asked for a gaming laptop.
He went home not only with an Aftershock PC S-15 laptop, which costs $2,158, but also with a host of other products, including a gaming chair from Secretlab, accessories from Razer, and a gaming monitor from LG, each sponsored by the respective brands.
To top it all off, Sean got a visit from his favourite superhero, Iron Man, courtesy of a costumed Elliott Danker who is the sports presenter for ONE FM'S Breakfast show.
Sean, who had a huge grin while receiving the presents said: "I feel very thankful and very happy. My favourite gift is the laptop because I have been wanting a good gaming laptop for a while now."
Sean's mother, Ms Ong Lah Hua, 47, a human resources executive, said: "Next year is his PSLE and I am worried he will be busy playing all day. Sometimes when he has chemotherapy, he becomes moody.
At least now, he has something to cheer him up and keep his mind occupied."
At least now, he has something to cheer him up and keep his mind occupied. Sean’s mother, Ms Ong Lah Hua
Sean was referred by the Children's Cancer Foundation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, who reached out to ONE FM 91.3 and made Sean's wish come true.
Hoeden, 41, said: "It is important for us to remember that people who are less fortunate also deserve to be very happy, regardless of the situation."
DJs Ong and The Flying Dutchman were very happy and proud to have made Sean's wish come true.
The Flying Dutchman, whose real name is Mark van Cuylenburg, said: "When you do something like this, making a wish come true, it gives radio a whole new purpose, a whole new meaning which is very important."
Ong agreed and said: "We don't do this all the time but when we do, we want to make it count."