AdF provides “Land of Dreams” to Special Child
Madrid 10.05.11 – ADF PR International provided the dream of a special child, the chance to visit the Real Madrid stadium “Santiago Bernabeu”, watch a league game with some of the football stars and be greeted by some Portuguese Players like Cristiano Ronaldo.
This amazing story began when the President and Chairman of AdF PR International Rui ALVIM de FARIA was asked by a close friend, Miss Rita Batista a voluntary at the “the land of dreams association” (Terra dos Sonhos), a children charity organization whose main goal is to fulfil dreams of children and teens who are diagnosed with chronic diseases, to help in the possibility of making a dream come true to a special child named Joanel. This young child named Joanel is a 15 year old boy who was diagnosed with a “Rabdomiossarcoma tumor”. He had a dream that one day he would go to Real Madrid F.C. *link http://www.realmadrid.com * for a visit to the stadium and meet the players. The Chairman of AdF PR International has immediately tried to organize and make this dream become a reality.
Within a short space of time this visit took place on May 10th headed by Mr. Christopher, Executive Sponsorship of Komen International, Miss Rita and Monica assistants of “Terra dos Sonhos” and President ALVIM de FARIA of AdF PR International.
AdF PR International provided also to Joanel some Real Madrid Jersey and a ball which then was sign by some players like Ricardo Carvalho and Cristiano Ronaldo.The deepest thanks go to Real Madrid FC and in particular to Christopher who provided the logistics of the visit, to the most emblematic of the Real Madrid players Cristiano Ronaldo, a world reference for all children dreaming of being a football superstar and to the sports agent Jorge Mendes who together facilitated the visit and also provided Joanel a special view from their private Box at the Bernabeu. Check here the photos of the visit.
ALVIM de FARIA stated at the end of the visit that “You should never deny the dream and hope to a child, the reality is for adults”.