Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. KidZania Journal. May 24, 2012. (English). –Kenny is just like any other excited visitor exploring the beautifully paved streets of KidZania Kuala Lumpur. He is laughing and joking with friends while they wait their turn at the various establishments. He is carefully earning his kidZos so he can pick something out from the KidZania Department Store. Kenny also happens to be in a wheel-chair.
Kenny is from Beautiful Gate Home, he is disabled and his greatest wish was to spend a day in KidZania with his other friends from the home. His cherished wish was made possible through the kind generosity of Make-A-Wish Malaysia and its newfound supporter, KidZania Kuala Lumpur. When the team from KidZania were contacted about this wish, they more than happy to make the arrangements and grant Kenny his Wish Day in KidZania.
General Manager and Mayor of KidZania Kuala Lumpur, Susanah Abdul Rani said “It was great to see Kenny and all his friends have a fun time in KidZania. KidZania is a place where kids are empowered to lead independent lives, and to understand the world of grown-ups better as they role-play adult occupations and we were more than happy to have Kenny visit and be empowered as he enjoyed the unique experiences in KidZania.”
Kenny’s adventure began right from the moment he entered the KidZania International Airport, where he received his own boarding pass, a cheque for 50 kidZos and a map to the city. After cashing his cheque, he and his friends went around the city trying different ‘jobs’. Kenny later had the special opportunity of celebrating his birthday at KidZania Kuala Lumpur surrounded by his friends. He was also treated to a special performance by the KidZania Artistic team.
Make-A-Wish Malaysia mission’s is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions and at the end of his Wish Day, Kenny was a tired, but extremely happy boy. And he went home with beautiful memories of his day as an adult.