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Samuel Visits Bass Pro Shop

Samuel's wish to have a shopping spree

“ This day was truly the highlight of a very difficult year for Samuel ”


- Samuel's parents

Eighteen year old Samuel loves to fish. So when Make-A-Wish approached him with an opportunity for a wish experience, a shopping spree to Bass Pro Shop was in order!

Samuel is an 18-year-old boy who enjoys country living. He loves fishing, listening to country music and watching his favorite football team, the Georgia Bulldawgs.  When Samuel was 7-years-old, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  For the past several years, Samuel has been battling this disease and recently began stem cell transplants in hopes of bettering his condition.  The months of his transplants were extremely difficult, but finding out that he was going to have a wish granted by Make-A-Wish lifted his spirits.  Samuel’s wish was to go on a shopping spree to the Bass Pro Shop.  On his wish day, Samuel and his family piled into their own private limo and were greeted with tons of balloons and Bass Pro Shop gear when they arrived at the store.  The Bass Pro Shop manager lead Samuel around the store while he picked out an array of fishing boots, apparel, fishing gear and lots of other fishing and hunting gadgets. Samuel’s favorite part of his shopping adventure was meeting the pro fishermen at Bass Pro Shop and having them help him select the perfect fishing equipment. According to his parents, “This day was truly the highlight of a very difficult year for Samuel.” Thanks to Make-A-Wish, this was a day that Samuel will never forget and will always be grateful for.  

  • Samuel's wish to have a shopping spree

  • Samuel's wish to have a shopping spree

  • Samuel's wish to have a shopping spree

  • Samuel's wish to have a shopping spree

  • Samuel's wish to have a shopping spree

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