This is not a Bollywood film. What happened to this 19-year-old Canadian of Punjabi origin, PJ (aka, Prabjote) Lakhanpal, is real. Recently, PJ sat on the highest decision-making chair of Canada for one day – that of Candian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s. About two and a half years ago when PJ was battling cancer, he made a wish of becoming the Canadian PM. To make his recovery more special, Make-A-Wish Foundation converted his dream into reality. “I wanted to come up with a wish that was extraordinary that nobody else has ever done and a wish that you can never buy with money, that is priceless essentially,” PJ told CBC’s Metro Morning host Matt Galloway on Wednesday. “This is not like going to Disney World,” reported CBS News.
PJ is currently in remission following a battle with Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer affecting the body’s immune system. The disease made him a candidate for Make-A-Wish, a foundation that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.When PJ learned that he was eligible to be granted a wish, the politics, economics and law buff knew right away he wanted to be the nation’s leader. One of the biggest treats of the week was a full-day visit to the Supreme Court, something that has special meaning for PJ whose next wish is to pursue law at Osgood Hall Law School once he’s completed his undergraduate studies.
But Make-A-Wish did not reveal all the treats in store for the teen, partly at PJ’s request. “I actually asked my wish team to keep everything about what’s happening with my wish to be kept secret only because I want to actually experience it as it happens to me,” PJ said. PJ met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his office to discuss politics, future goals and to share special gifts. Now, PJ wants to be a politician and serve the country, reported Daily Bhaskar.