KUWAIT: Eyad Adnan Al Shami, 16 years old, is undergoing treatment at NBK Hospital and suffers from brain tumor, has always desired to live a race experience. NBK helped in making his dream come true in cooperation with Kuwait Motor Town, operated by Diwan Al Amiri, Road Rush and Ali Al Ghanim & Sons Automotive Company.
Before the race, NBK and Kuwait Motor Town team welcomed Eyad and provided him with a race-spec outfit. Eyad enjoyed a full and adventurous experience driving a McLaren Racing Car for six laps on track with the International Kuwaiti Racer Mohamad Al AbdulRazzag. He drove on a professional and fully equipped racing circuit and discovered the sound of high racing engines.
“Eyad’s dream to race is yet another wish granted through NBK’s initiative “I Dream to Be”. We are proud to be a part of the children’s dreams and expand our support to them as much as possible,” said Joanne Al Abdul Jaleel, NBK Public relations officer.
“I Dream to Be” initiative is a lifetime experience for children with life-threatening conditions,” she added. “This initiative is a great way to spread joy and show that there’s always a positive side to a difficult situation. We ask children what they want to be and try to fulfill that for them.”
NBK has been at the forefront of supporting Kuwait’s community through a range of initiatives towards education, health, sports and social responsibilities. NBK’s “I Dream to Be” initiative was launched in 2014 and is dedicated to always putting the child’s wish first. This initiative aims to improve a quality of life for children facing life-threatening illnesses. This unprecedented initiative aims at creating a sustainable momentum that transcends from the goodwill of a few to a commitment by the community as a whole.