Girik - 7 years old
Despite the challenges of on-going treatment for his leukaemia, Girik is a delightful 7 year old who is absolutely fascinated by planes and dreams of being a pilot. Girik's one true wish was to fly a plane and do a "loop the loop" over Queenstown, his favourite place in New Zealand "because it's beautiful".
Girik's Mum Pooja summed up Girik's wish beautifully, "thanks so very much for making it a very special day for our son Girik. He had the experience of a lifetime flying the Harvard. Let's all pray that he overcomes his leukaemia and fulfils his dream of becoming a pilot."
Many thanks to Peter Meadow from Double X Aviation Ltd, FreemanX Supercars, Shotover Jet (Queenstown) Limited, Heritage Queenstown, Air New Zealand, Ace Rental Cars and Make-A-Wish volunteers Ming and Elena for making Girik's wish possible.