Just like most young girls, 14-year-old Aruna enjoys dancing, singing and watching her favorite celebs on TV. What separates Aruna is her toughness. She enjoys karate and football and loves cheering on the New York Jets. The toughness exemplified by football and martial arts also helps in her fight against thyroid cancer. The blend of these characteristics makes Aruna a truly special young lady whose wish was to enjoy a shopping spree.
Aruna’s big day got off to a great start, as she was shocked when a limo arrived to take her and her family to the mall. Aruna approached the shopping spree with a plan of attack. She made a list of some of her favorite stores such as Macy’s, Forever 21, Claire’s and Journeys. The shopping spree started at Macy’s, where she was greeted by a personal shopper, some fancy chocolates and a card signed by the Macy’s staff.
The most targeted items of the day were clothes, shoes, fragrances, lotions and fashion accessories such as handbags, necklaces, wristbands, and sunglasses. Her most coveted item was the new Justin Bieber Someday perfume, which brought a huge smile to her face at the fragrance counter. She also enjoyed lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, her favorite restaurant and refueled with sweet treats at Starbucks and Great American Cookies. By day’s end, Aruna amassed quite the treasure of clothes, accessories and shoes.
Aruna’s wish experience was truly one to remember. Her mother was very happy and stated that the day was “wonderful and very well planned.” When asked what she enjoyed most, Aruna said “Being able to go to all the places and shop all day was a wish come true.” She loved it so much, saying that her wish experience was “the best day ever.”
Wish Granters: Ileana Romano & Christina Rosolia
Referred by: Mala Tiwari-Misir, her mother
Sponsored by: Wish Partners Chico’s FAS, Inc. and Classic Floors & Countertops and Select Magazine