Yiannimize grants wheelchair wrapping wish for brave teen
Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity fulfills 17-year-old’s wish to meet celebrity supercar customiser
In March 2019, seventeen-year-old Azeem, from Bothwell, Scotland, had his greatest wish granted to meet celebrity supercar customiser, Yianni Charalambous, and have his electric wheelchair wrapped by the Yiannimize team, thanks to Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity.
Rays of Sunshine ambassador, Yianni Charalambous, is the owner and founder of Yiannimize, a car customising business that offers services including Vehicle Wrapping and much more. Yianni also oversees a YouTube channel for his Yiannimize business, which has over 1.3 million subscribers and frequently features celebrities and their vehicles.
Seventeen-year-old Azeem is currently living with Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, which he was diagnosed with at birth. Due to his condition, Azeem has difficulty moving his joints and must be confined to an electronic wheelchair permanently. Despite having an illness that will cause Azeem to deteriorate over time, he is a very positive, fun-loving and cheeky teenager who is always up to mischief. He’s obsessed with Yianni and loves to watch his channel Yiannimize on YouTube as well as follow all their social media channels.
Azeem’s exclusive wish day was organised in perfect timing by Rays of Sunshine to take place on his seventeenth birthday. Arriving at the famous Yiannimize supercar garage in Enfield, North London, Azeem and his family were welcomed and treated as VIPs. They were greeted by Yianni followed by the rest of the Yiannimize team including well-known car customisers and YouTube personalities, Nicco and Mark, who are some of Azeem’s favourites.
While Nicco, Mark and Yianni all spent time wrapping components of Azeem’s wheelchair with a blue chrome finish, the team surprised him with a personalised birthday cake complete with 17 candles. Despite already having his wish granted, Azeem blew out the candles making a wish and enjoyed the afternoon hanging out with the Yiannimize team.
Following his special day, Azeem said:
Absolutely amazing charity! I can’t thank Rays of Sunshine enough for making my wish happen and giving me the brilliant and best birthday ever! My day was absolutely perfect, and I will never forget this week! The team from Rays of Sunshine went above and beyond as did everyone at Yiannimize and most of all, Yianni, my hero. Thank you!
Munir, Azeem’s father, said:
What an experience! Words can’t describe how Rays of Sunshine made this happen. My son was over the moon. Rays of Sunshine is a brilliant charity and I highly recommend it. The staff were so accommodating and so kind to us all. They not only made my son’s day, but they made the whole family feel so special!
Yianni also shared a social media post with images and a video taken during Azeem’s wish on his personal Instagram page. The post has over 10,200 likes and the caption reads:
What a great wish to be a part of Azeem’s family contacted @raysofsunshinecc to meet me and the team … and get his wheel chair wrapped. @raysofsunshinecc you guys done it again and granted a wish to a lovely young boy who said to me he will never forget this day ???? … Happy birthday Azeem and I am so glad you enjoyed your wish. God bless you little man. Thanks to all my staff who helped make the wish come true today…