Making dreams come true at The Ritz-Carlton from Chengdu to Sanya
“My dream is to see the sea in Sanya on an airplane”. This may sound like an ordinary wish for regular people, but it is a cherished dream for Peipei, a five-year-old boy who was diagnosed with leukemia. On July 15, The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu and The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya collaborate with Sunny Dreamer, a volunteer organization that aims to help kids with cancer, to make Peipei’s dream come true.
Peipei, who lives in Guangyuan, Sichuan, was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia a year and a half ago. Peipei’s mother quit her job as a cashier at a supermarket and devotes all her time to taking care of him. The burden of all the medical expenses is shouldered by Peipei’s father, who works as a construction worker. Unfortunately, the meager income is just enough for daily expenses, and Peipei’s medical bills have skyrocketed to more than thousand RMB. The good news is that, Peipei’s condition has improved with the treatment he has been receiving since last year. His hair started to grow back, and he is a lively child again. However, Peipei still needs to go to the West China Second University Hospital each month for his regular check-up and treatment.
Perhaps he takes after his brother. Peipei has a special fondness for Ultraman. No matter how painful his treatment gets, Peipei becomes excited at the mention of his favorite superhero. Aside from this, Peipei has a dream—which is to see the sea in Sanya.
Introduced by Sunny Dreamer Cancer Kids Volunteer Organization, The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu and The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya have made a decision to make Peipei’s dream come true, and encourage him to embrace life bravely and happily although there is a distance of over 2,000 kilometers between Chengdu and Sanya.
Ahead of Peipei’s departure, the Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu will be at Chengdu Shuangliu Airport to prepare everything. A volunteer from the hotel dressed as Ultraman will greet Peipei at the departure hall. The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya have a number of elaborate plans for Peipei when he arrives, in the hopes of letting him fully experience the happiness of having his dream come true.
Joyful Family Moment at Ritz Kids Club
Peipei and his parents have enjoyed a fulfilling day at the Ritz Kids Club. They were very touched by all the interesting activities that were organized, such as sea turtle Tutu storytelling, bracelet making and eggshell painting. They also planted a “Hope Tree” at Uncle Martin’s Garden, which represents their wishes that Peipei will get well soon.
Interesting Activities in Suite
Considering Peipei’s body condition, the following activities were moved to his suite. Ladies and gentlemen from The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya prepare a series of interesting activities for him. These included a game called “War of the Century” in which Peipei met his hero Ultraman and they wiped out the monster together. Another activities was the “How to Become a Gentleman” class, which included painting, chocolate making, and enjoying the opera. This relaxing and funny class built Peipei’s knowledge and broadened his vision.
Close to the Sea, Making the Dream Come True
Peipei once said, “One of my dreams is that I could close to the sea someday.” When he arrived at the beach and got close to the sea, all people around him could see a shining smile on his face. A child who got sick but fought cancer bravely and loved life very much is a role model for all of us. We wish this journey will give Peipei many memories to carry into his childhood.
SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya