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Emirati boy with cancer gifted an Arabian horse

Pure-bred was presented by Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan and Make A Wish Foundation

Emirati boy with cancer gifted an Arabian horse
A three-year-old Emirati child suffering from cancer was presented a pure-bred Arabian horse by Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan. (Image Credit: WAM)

A three-year-old Emirati child suffering from
cancer was presented a pure-bred Arabian horse by Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa
Al Nahyan, President’s Adviser.

Dr Sheikh Sultan’s humanitarian gesture aims to
fulfil the wish of Khalid Saleh Al Menhali, who loves equestrian sports and is
currently being treated at the Khalifa Hospital in Abu Dhabi.

Khalid’s family expressed their heartfelt thanks
and gratitude to Dr Sheikh Sultan for his gesture, and to the Make A Wish
Foundation.

The UAE chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation was
set up in 2010 by Sheikha Sheikha Bint Saif Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan and is one
of the foundation’s 48 branches around the world.

The foundation is a prominent charity organisation
that works in the field of children’s welfare.

Since its launch, the organisation has reached out
to more than 144,000 children around the world. The foundation’s objectives are
to fulfil the wishes of children, and create an atmosphere of joy and love.

Activities are organised throughout the year for
children aged between three and 18 and who are suffering from life-threatening
illnesses.

Wishes usually range from a child’s desire to meet
a prominent figure, travel to a destination of their choice or to play the role
of a certain profession for a day, such as becoming a policeman.

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