In 2005, Karista was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, a condition which affects the heart and lungs. There is currently no cure for her disease and she may need a lung transplant in the future. Karista struggles daily with her condition and often requires oxygen treatments as well as medications. Her doctors must monitor her very carefully.
Karista’s one wish was to have a shopping spree, and that’s exactly what she got! At her local Best Buy, she got to shop all day long and even had her own personal shoppers! While there, she picked up many games and dvds and even got a stuffed bear, given to her by the Best Buy employees! Following her shopping spree, Karista got to eat a fantastic lunch at Longhorn Steakhouse, where she was overwhelmed with desserts of all kinds! Karista’s shopping day was definitely her best day ever.