Arsenah, 11 years old
Arsenah, who has Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, loves everything to do with the movie “The Last Holiday” and Queen Latifah, who is the star of the film. Long days at the hospital saw Arsenah watching her favourite movie all day every day with her mum by her side. For her one true wish Arsenah wished for only one thing – to have the same experience, especially the first-class experience, as Queen Latifah did in the movie. With the help of Air New Zealand and the wish fairies at Make-A-Wish New Zealand, Arsenah’s one true wish would come true.
Delivered in style by a yellow Hummerzine to Air New Zealand, 'Queen Arsenah' experienced a simulator plane ride, seated in first-class, even joining the crew in the simulated cockpit where she was able to take off and land the plane herself! Queen Arsenah was presented with a beautiful dress, and enjoyed the first class treatment on-board, a special three course meal from her own menu, and watching her favourite movie, receiving the celebrity treatment from the amazing Air New Zealand crew.
Just like Queen Latifah, Queen Arsenah's first-class experience included a night’s stay at a beautiful hotel with a big bed and pool, dinner in a fancy restaurant and a pampering massage.
Queen Arsenah's wish came true - a first class experience for a first class girl!