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Briana's Shopping Excursion!

Eighteen-year-old Briana had been living with nephrotic syndrome when Make-A-Wish approached her to help her heartfelt wish come true. She wished for something many teenagers would love - a shopping spree!

Briana is your typical 18-year-old girl who loves shopping, hanging out with her friends and playing basketball. Throughout her teenage years, Briana has been living with nephrotic syndrome that can often cause high cholesterol and an increased tendency to form blood clots.  As a result of her battle with this illness, Briana had to undergo a kidney transplant.  Not long after her surgery, Make-A-Wish volunteers visited Briana’s home to find out what it was that she wanted more than anything for her wish. Briana knew immediately that she wanted to go on a shopping spree to the Augusta Mall, because she had never gone before! The morning of her wish day, Briana and her family were picked up by their very own luxurious limousine that chauffeured them around for the day. The first stop on their shopping excursion was to Target, where Briana picked out tons of fashionable clothes.  Next, they headed over to Best Buy where Briana carefully selected her own personal laptop, two televisions and plenty of CD's to listen to.  Briana’s exciting day of shopping ended at the Augusta Mall where she bounced from store to store, and picked out more cute clothes, some snazzy shoes, and tons of accessories!  This was an unforgettable day for Briana and her family and they greatly appreciated the Make-A-Wish team making Briana’s wish day extra special!

  • Briana took plenty of time to consider her options for a wish

  • Briana looked for some of her favorite things

  • Wish volunteers helped Briana's most heartfelt wish come true!

  • Briana was transported in her very own limo all day!

  • Briana was a very thoughtful shopper!

  • The team at Target was amazing!

  • Briana looked for cool sneakers to complete all of her outfits!

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