Hassan tv crew

Hassan's Wish: "I wish for a laptop"

Eight-year-old Hassan is living with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He, and his family, are no stranger to hardship - three years ago they immigrated from war-torn Somalia. 

In Somalia, Doctors told his parents there was nothing they could do to help Hassan. Fortunately, here in New Zealand his condition is stable and treatment is going well. 

However, receiving regular cancer treatment - including weekly chemotherapy - has severely damaged his immunity and prevents him from attending school for the next six months. 

This is why Hassan wished for a laptop, something that his family can't afford and something that will help him keep up with his learning, remotely, away from the classroom. Here at Make-A-New Zealand, we were delighted to be help Hassan keep up with his school work and educational development. 

Our friends at Utomik gifted Hassan with a subscription that gives him access to 200 games to help him relax and keep entertained, when he's not studying. 

Hassan's father said he is, "so very happy for this wish to come true, I don't even know what to say."

Friend and supporter of Make-A-Wish, Batman, was on hand to surprise Hassan and present him his laptop computer in person. Hassan was blown away to be surprised by his superhero friend!

Check out the video that went to air on TV3's The Project News & Current Affairs programme

Hassan and Batman


Hassan at home


Batman Hassans family 

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