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Prabjote, or ‘PJ’ as his friends call him, is a teenager with a passion for politics. In fact, he aspires to be Canada's prime minister someday. But the future didn't always look hopeful for PJ, as he battled Hodgkin lymphoma — a life-threatening medical condition that kept him away from school and living in hospitals while he received treatment. After a long road to recovery, PJ learned he was eligible for a wish through Make-A-Wish® Toronto & Central Ontario. Without a doubt in his mind he knew right away that his wish was to be the nation’s leader.
In February of 2016, PJ's one true wish came to life in the most incredible way. He flew from Toronto to the nation’s capital and upon arrival at Ottawa’s Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, his magical week-long journey to Parliament Hill began.
During his week in Ottawa, PJ had the opportunity to meet influential politicians and receive advice on how to follow his political dream. He had his own RCMP security detail (as a real prime minister should), and even stayed in the luxurious Presidential Suite at the Chateau Laurier.
PJ received a special address in the House of Commons, as they made him honorary Prime Minister during the week of his wish. Meeting the actual Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, was an experience PJ and his family will never forget. PJ said that Trudeau was very humble and gave him some invaluable advice on how to be a great debater.
Thanks to the support and assistance of staff at the Prime Minister's Office, the Senate, the House of Commons, the RCMP, the Prime Minister's Protection Detail, Justice Brown and the staff at the Supreme Court of Canada, the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, WestJet Canada and Brooks Brothers, PJ got to experience, first-hand, what it's like to be Canada's prime minister.
Prime Minister PJ received international attention during his week on The Hill, which he described as his version of Disneyland®.
When a wish is granted, it does much more than bring joy to a child’s heart. For kids like PJ, who are faced with life-threatening medical conditions, a wish-come-true provides them with strength to battle through darkness and gives them hope for healthier, happier days ahead.
Be part of the magic and transform the lives of children facing life-threatening medical conditions. Help grant a wish by donating today.