What do you wish for when you make a wish? Does your list – like mine – contain money, diamonds, a better job, more stuff ? Sometimes, it takes a little child to show the way.I felt ashamed of myself when I read this heart-rending story today.
Prabesh Sapkota has suffered from Leukemia from the tender age of 2 1/2 years.When the Make-A-Wish foundation offered to make his wish come true, the little boy’s only wish was to go to school in a big, yellow bus.(link)
“He sees school buses. Ever since he was 2, ever since he could say bus,” said Prabesh’s mother, Jennifer Sapkota. “I always have told him when he gets to his fourth birthday, then he gets to ride the school bus and go to school
Prabesh turns four on March 21,
“We don’t know if he’s going to make it to his fourth birthday, so a couple of weeks ago, we threw him his fourth birthday at the hospital,” his mother said
Prabesh’s wish came true on Valentine’s day when visited a kindergarten class at the Dundee Elementary school in Omaha. A big, yellow bus picked him up to take him there. He was a little nervous when he saw all the other kids in the class but teacher Lori Holland let him hold the class hamster”Daisy” and calmed him down. He drew a picture.
Make-a-Wish volunteer Julie Robinson says, “He decided that his wish was really to ride a school bus and go to school. He’s known all along that when he turns four he got to go to school. And now all of a sudden he’s four. He couldn’t understand why he couldn’t leave the hospital and go to school ….
His father, Pradeep Sapkota, says, “It’s after two-and-a-half months he came out of the hospital room. So he’s excited. He’s happy.” (link)
When it was time to go , Prabesh raced to catch the big, yellow bus which took him back to the hospital.
This little child helps put so much in perspective. All that he wants is to be a normal little boy and go to school. A simple wish- to go to school in a big, yellow bus. A little thing that we take for granted means so much to this brave boy.
Today as you go about your busy lives, take a moment to make a wish for Prabesh. Wish and pray for him to get better. Sometimes the best wishes are those we can make for others.