Boy battling cancer realizes ‘policeman’ dream
Eight-year-old Muhd Nazrul Hadi bin Kamis’ dream was to become a policeman and yesterday it was realized when he was bestowed with the ‘Honorary Policeman’ recognition certificate by the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF).
Muhd Nazrul Hadi is suffering from eye cancer, also known as Retinolblastoma.
The special ceremony to award the recognition was coordinated by the Public Relations Unit of the RBPF with consent from His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.
At the ceremony, Commissioner of Police Dato Paduka Seri Haji Mohd Jammy bin Haji Muhd Shah Al-Islam presented Muhd Nazrul Hadi with the ‘Honorary Policeman’ certificate.
Looking handsome and stylish in his police uniform, Muhd Nazrul Hadi saluted the Commissioner of Police before receiving his certificate.
It was a tearful yet memorable moment, thanks to the efforts by Children’s Cancer Foundation (YASKA) in fulfilling its patient’s dream.
The moment left Muhd Nazrul Hadi speechless yet with a big smile on his face. His comment was brief yet impactful: “They said my dream is too big, and I said they think too small.”
Sharing the family’s joy with the Sunday Bulletin, Muhd Nazrul Hadi’s father Kamis bin Haji Ajak expressed gratitude to the RBPF for what it has done for their son.
“No words could describe our happiness. We thank the RBPF for this honour,” he said.
“Muhd Nazrul Hadi always shared to us his wish to serve the country as a policeman,” he added.
Muhd Nazrul Hadi’s mother Julinah binti Haji Jabidin was seen elated, seeing her son’s dream turning a reality. “This would be the most memorable moment in his life which will make him happy despite his suffering,” she told the Sunday Bulletin, holding tears.
Muhd Nazrul Hadi is their third son with a quiet and pleasing personality.
It was in December 2013 the family was struck by news that Muhd Nazrul Hadi was diagnosed with eye cancer stage 4. His left eye had to be removed and replaced with an artificial glass eye.
Since then, he has been regularly visiting the hospital for medical treatment including chemotherapy. However, he endured all the pain to realize his dream in achieving success in life.
It was during a casual talk with his doctor who asked what he wanted to be after he finished his education, he shared his dream of becoming policeman someday which was finally realized yesterday.
The rare occasion also highlighted that the RBPF is not only stern in enforcing the laws and maintaining the country’s peace and harmony but also could influence the society by giving people motivation and enthusiasm to achieve success in life and realise their dreams.
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