I spent most of the weekend with a couple of old friends, a cancer patient and his family and a group of strangers for project Hazim Family Day.
Davie wanted to fulfil another wish of Adik Hazim’s which was to spend a day camping near a waterfall. She was able to rope in Hafiz and Zaidi and needed someone to take photos. How can I say no? I am still not keen on camping or masuk hutan, but what the heck. Hafiz eventually had to pull out but Zaidi made it all the way from Bangkok just for this. Even his family didn’t know he came back for the weekend.
With the help of Faizah, a Hospis Malaysia staff, Davie was able to get the services of Redah 4×4 Club members to transport us to Lata Berembun, near Raub. There were six “jalopies” for the trip, five of them from Redah. Leader Perah, Sesenduk, Marajali (and Kobis), Keladi and sweeper Tetebu were joined by non-member Tembikai. There were a couple of prospective members who came along too and by the end of it are planning to get their own rides.
There are many stories to tell about the whole trip but for this post, I want to highlight the warriors who made it happen.
I’ve known Davie since I was 13, that was exactly 20 years ago. She has been doing volunteer work for a while now, but is currently focusing on kids with cancer. It’s something I know I’m not able to do. Not like her.
The Redah people have been doing volunteer work while satisfying their passion for off-road adventures. They went prepared with everything. Except man-made toilets. Heh. But seriously, they’re the people you’d want to have with you should you get stuck in nature. On land that is. Kalau kat laut saya panggil Awi the Duyong boatmaker. 😉
Zaidi made babysitting look fun and easy. Faizah meanwhile made sure Adik Hazim got his meds, and the rest of us fed well. She even got a nurse to be on standby! Hehe.
Real life warriors of light? I don’t doubt it.