“I Wish To Travel Around Hong Kong In Different Forms Of Transportation!”
– Ching-ho, 5, Clear Cell Sarcoma of the Kidney
“Ching-ho has been a big fan of toy cars since he was a baby and has always been unable to take his eyes off the wheels of his favourite cars,” recalls Ching-ho’s dad. It doesn’t stop there; Ching-ho’s favourite activity is to travel to different places by various means of transportation.
It was therefore of no surprise to us, when he was asked of his wish and he beamed as he told us, “I wish to travel around Hong Kong in different forms of public transport! Can I go on the new South Island MTR line? The Peak Tram? An SUV or maybe a sports car?” When comes to the discussion of the transport of his dreams, Ching-ho is always excited.
Wish Day finally arrived as Ching Ho also turned 5 on the same day! He looked his best as he arrived at the South Horizons Station of the South Island Line and hopped into the MTR. Taking the best spot at the front of the train, he was able to see the nice views of Hong Kong’s Southern District. He then boarded one of the oldest and most inclined transportation in Hong Kong, The Peak Tram. As this was Ching Ho’s first ride on the Peak Team, he was overjoyed.
His adventure continued once he stepped off the tram and noticed a team of Ferrari sports cars waiting in a distance. They were there to pick him up and give him a once-in-a-lifetime experience of riding in a roadster. He was so excited; he climbed into each Ferrari sports car for photos before being driven in one to his dream birthday party venue – a classy red vintage tram! The team had put together a fabulous birthday party for Ching-ho as the perfect wrap up for the day.
We have had an amazing 1.5 years being part of Ching-ho’s wish journey and would like to extend our very special thanks to our Make-A-Wish partners: MTR Corporation Limited, Peak Tramways Company Limited, Hong Kong Tramways, Ferrari Owners’ Club of Hong Kong and An’s production. Their support has helped us bring Ching Ho’s wish into reality and bring lots of happiness to him and his family. An amazing wish journey not only brings happy memories, it is full of care and blessings from those that have been apart of it along the way!