Race to bring gifts of Lego to dying 11-year-old

Legoland-For-DanishPETALING JAYA: Touched by the tragedy of a cancer-stricken 11-year-old boy, three friends are appealing to members of the public to rush gifts of Lego to Muhammad Danish Maarif who is dying of cancer.

Project coordinator for “Legoland For Danish” Wan Shahriza Wan Ab Rahman said Muhammad Danish’s mother spoke of her son’s love for Lego and his desire to visit Legoland in Johor. However doctors told her last Friday there was nothing more they could do for Muhammad Danish as his cancer has spread aggressively.

“Chemotherapy was stopped and the scheduled operation was cancelled. Muhammad Danish is currently quite weak and he was allowed to go home to rest,” The Star Online quoted Wan Shahriza as saying on Facebook.

Eager to make the boy’s wish come true, Wan Shahriza contacted MaryAnne Isaac Ethan and Maz Waheed, now her co-organisers of the project, and said: “I told them that if we cannot take him to Legoland, let’s bring Legoland to him.”

In a Facebook posting, Ethan praised Muhammad Danish for still wearing “the most generous smile” despite battling osteosarcoma (bone cancer).

She added: “If you think life is tough, Muhammad Danish has had one of his legs amputated, one of his lungs removed and part of his other lung scrapped and now he has been sent home as there is nothing more that the doctors can do for him medically.

“He loves Lego and visiting Legoland is one of his dreams – but he is not fit to travel.”

Taking into account the critical condition the boy is currently in, the three have set the cut-off date for Lego gifts for this Thursday, Sept 29.

“Let us surround him with his favourite, Lego.

“If you have any Lego that you can share to cheer him up, let us all come together to surround this young man with all that he loves,” said Ethan.

All gifts of Lego can be sent to: Wan Shahriza Wan Ab Rahman, Maktab Rendah Sains Mara Kuantan, Jalan Tok Sira 25050 Kuantan.

Wan Shahriza can also be contacted at 019-9323361 (WhatsApp only).