Cancer patient, 13, dreams of meeting the Queen


  • Family
  • Thursday, 15 Oct 2020

Alleya enjoyed her dream holiday in Langkawi. Photo: Bernama

Stage-four brain cancer patient Alleya Rumaeisyah Abdullah's wish is to meet the queen, Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.

The 13-year-old from Port Klang, who was diagnosed with the disease when she was just three, was recently on a three-day vacation in Langkawi with her family, under a programme organised by Persatuan Ziarah Sahabat Kanser (PZSK) and Kem Isi Rimba.

Visiting Langkawi was another wish of hers.

"I had fun at the pool, and I got to see beautiful sceneries throughout my three-day stay there. My dream to go to Langkawi has been fulfilled, after this I wish to meet the Raja Permaisuri Agong,” she told reporters.

Her father, Idaruzi Samsudin, 46, and mother, Nor Azizah Said, 44, expressed gratitude to PZSK, Kem Isi Rimba and the hotel for realising their daughter’s wish to visit the island as they could not afford to the trip on their own.

"In Langkawi, Alleya had fun cruising in a luxury boat. She also enjoyed her visits to Kota Mahsuri and other sites, as well as staying at the luxurious hotel.

"My daughter who is undergoing radiotherapy at Kuala Lumpur Hospital and Sungai Buloh Hospital, is also scheduled to go for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) next month to check the growth of her tumour,” he said.

Meanwhile, PZSK chairman Zaki Yahya said Alleya Rumaeisyah was the sixth cancer patient involved in the programme, aimed at fulfilling patients’ dreams, with the cooperation of several other parties.

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