Dasani, a 15-year-old who is battling a brain tumor, loves to shop so she wanted to indulge her passion at the ultimate shopping destination – the Mall of America. Soon she was headed to Minnesota to make her retail dream a reality.
Setting the stage for the VIP treatment ahead, there was a welcome basket and a Mall of America coupon book waiting in her hotel room. Dasani set out on her quest for all things trendy in clothes, shoes and jewelry. Pampering was at a prime with a personal shopper and private dressing room at Macy’s, and a makeover at Claire’s and Regis Salon. Dasani purchased many treasures but the athletic shoes from Foot Locker are her favorite because “it’s like walking on clouds.” She also made sure to buy gifts for her family, including her younger brother and two younger sisters.
Dasani discovered that the Mall of America offers more than just an amazing shopping experience. She enjoyed the roller coasters at Nickelodeon Universe, visited the Sea Life Aquarium, ate at the Hard Rock Café and went to the movies. There was plenty of fun back at the indoor water park located inside her hotel too.
It was an incredible trip that allowed Dasani to be stress-free for a while. Not only did she experience her dream shopping spree, she also shared her journey with her family.
Wish Granters: Courtney DuBois and Karen Mullins
Referred by Kim Ely, her child life specialist
Wish adopted by Donald A. Burns Foundation