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Jacobi's Shopping Spree

Jacobi could not have imagined a better day!

“ The smile on Jacobi’s face said it all... ”

On this particular morning, hospital visits and pain medication were the furthest things from Jacobi’s mind, because Make-A-Wish® was granting his wish for a shopping spree!

It was 7:30 a.m. and all Jacobi could think about was how much fun he was planning to have with his new video games and drum set! The limousine pulled up and he could barely contain his excitement. Jacobi is an eleven-year-old boy who suffers from sickle cell disease, a condition that causes red blood cells to be fragile and crescent shaped, preventing them from carrying sufficient oxygen to the body’s tissues. However this particular morning, hospital visits and pain medication were the furthest things from Jacobi’s mind, because Make-A-Wish® was granting his wish for a shopping spree! His day started at Toys ‘R’ Us where he was greeted by their mascot, Geoffrey, and given a decked out, personalized shopping cart to peruse the aisles. At Toys ‘R’ Us, Jacobi purchased video games, toy cars and a football. But most importantly, he got a new drum set so that he could continue making ‘smooth tunes’ with his band! Jacobi’s next stop was Wal-Mart, where he purchased books, board games and more. After a quick lunch to refuel, Jacobi and his family headed to Best Buy, where he picked up an array of video games for his collection; X-men, basketball, wrestling, you name it! The smile on Jacobi’s face said it all. This was a fun-filled, worry-free day that he and his family will never forget!
  • Toys 'R' Us gave Jacobi a huge warm welcome!

  • Jacobi got his own personalized shopping cart!

  • Shopping in style!

  • Jacobi looked for all of his favorite games!

  • Swimming shoes were on the list!

  • Jacobi even got a new drum set to practice on!

  • Jacobi smiled from ear to ear when his wish came true!

  • Jacobi could not have imagined a better day!

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