The huge success of the day was apparent in seeing Jimmy's most heartfelt wish come true. The Rich Dad Company remained true to its mission by enriching the life of a young man who's shown so much courage and spirit while confronting this serious medical challenge in his life.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 25, 2008
Scottsdale, AZ - July 25, 2008 -- Generosity is key to the Rich Dad philosophy and last Friday Robert Kiyosaki and the Make-A-Wish Foundation® fulfilled the wish of a young man from Michigan named Jimmy Komara. This extraordinary teenager is very interested in his financial future and his one true wish was to meet Robert Kiyosaki.
Jimmy and his family arrived by limo at The Rich Dad Company headquarters located at 4330 N. Civic Center Plaza in Scottsdale. The day included one-on-one time with the co-founders Robert and Kim Kiyosaki, playing their internationally acclaimed CASHFLOW board game and meeting the entire Rich Dad team.
"What an outstanding day! Meeting Robert and Kim was truly a once in lifetime moment," Jimmy said. "Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, they offered me an internship at The Rich Dad Company. This is the chance to learn first-hand what being a true entrepreneur is all about. Thank you to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Kiyosakis for making my dream a reality."
A core value of The Rich Dad Company and one that both Robert and Kim Kiyosaki practice, is giving back to the community. This, combined with their ongoing message of courage, unleashing the potential of the human spirit and personal empowerment, is a fundamental principle on which the company has been built.
"My first response when I heard about Jimmy's wish was 'Why me?' He is an inspiration to us all and I was humbled by his request. What a great day, not only for Kim and me, but for the entire Rich Dad family," Robert Kiyosaki said.
Jimmy, 18, was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare cancer characterized by tumors found in bone or soft tissue. Ewing's sarcoma occurs most frequently in male teenagers, with a peak from ages 10 to 20. He is now in remission and will be attending the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business in Tempe this fall.
"Robert and Kim Kiyosaki are shining examples of why the Make-A-Wish Foundation continues to flourish," said Brent Goodrich, Make-A-Wish Foundation spokesperson. "The huge success of the day was apparent in seeing Jimmy's most heartfelt wish come true. The Rich Dad Company remained true to its mission by enriching the life of a young man who's shown so much courage and spirit while confronting this serious medical challenge in his life."
About the Make-A-Wish Foundation: The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes http://www.wish.org/stories of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Born in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 67 chapters http://www.wish.org/chapterlocate in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers http://donate.wish.org/volunteer, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 164,000 wishes in the U.S. since inception. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit http://www.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.
About The Rich Dad Company
The Rich Dad Company was founded in 1997 after Robert Kiyosaki published his first book, Rich Dad Poor Dad. The book ranks as the longest-running bestseller on all four lists that report to Publisher's Weekly -- The New York Times, Business Week, Wall Street Journal and USA Today -- and was named "USA Today's #1 Money Book" two years in a row.
There are currently more than 25 books in the Rich Dad series that have been translated into 51 different languages in more than 107 countries. His wife, Kim, is a co-founder of the company and wrote Rich Woman, a book on investing for women. The company also produces the CASHFLOW® series of games, and supports its global mission: to elevate the financial well-being of humanity.
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