Fahd Al Shehhi with John Cena Image Credit: WAM

Abu Dhabi: The Make-A-Wish Foundation made the dream of a 16-year old boy come true when he met his favourite top world wrestler and WWE superstar John Cena in Doha.

Fahd Al Shehhi expressed his extreme delight at meeting Cena after the foundation made all the necessary arrangements for him to meet the world wrestler who was in Doha last week to participate in the WWF Raw.

An American, Cena is also a celebrated actor in Hollywood films such as 12 Rounds and Legendary.

He is also known as a rapper with a chart-topping hit.Al Shehni met with Cena who gave him two shirts and a cap, and also exchanged talk about the wrestling sporting

Fahd, who has suffered from kidney failure for many years, said that he was dreaming of meeting Cina and longing to see him as he is one of the top wrestlers in the world.

“Cena was very nice to me and signed his name on the shirt he dedicated to me as a gift,” Al Shehni said.

Fahd, who is in Grade 10 at a school in Ajman, is being treated at a Dubai hospital and is one of hundreds of sick children for which the foundation is seeking to fulfil wishes.

The Make-A-Wish foundation is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, with branches in 48 countries on five continents. Since 1980, it has granted almost 300,000 wishes to youngsters around the world.

The Make-A-Wish Emirates’ branch, which has two offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their human experience with hope, strength and joy.

It has made dreams come true for more than 600 children in the UAE since it was set up in 2003.


With input from WAM