Emily is 14 years old. From country music to animals to Desperate Housewives, Emily has a wide variety of interests just like any girl her age. When she is not reading her favorite Sarah Dessen books or expressing herself in the dance studio (Emily does jazz, modern, and hip-hop), she is doing what a teenage girl loves most - shopping and spending time with her friends and family!
After years of battling a life-threatening medical condition, Emily’s spirits weren’t always as high as they used to be. When given the opportunity to have her one true wish come true, she wished for a shopping spree at Westfarms Mall with her parents, her sister Sarah, and her best friend Alexa! The three girls arrived at the mall in a limo, and then spent an amazing action-packed day running around the mall, taking silly pictures in Anthropologie and shopping until they dropped in every store from Urban Outfitters to Vera Bradley to Forever 21!
Emily loved her shopping spree, and spending a day with her best friend and her sister. In the midst of intensive medical treatments, Emily’s day of carefree shopping really made a difference. It is truly the wish that will keep on giving, putting a smile Emily’s face every time she picks up one of her memories from her wish come true.
I’ve never seen Emily as happy as she was during her shopping spree! Her smile from ear to ear is something that I will never forget.
- Emily’s Mom