“Jamie was the star of Valdosta”
In 2002, Wish Kid Jamie started experiencing flu-like symptoms and felt sick all the time. After many tests were conducted, she was diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia, a condition in which her blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disorder characterized by blood cells taking on a crescent shape causing them to easily block blood flow.
Jamie was started on medication in an attempt to regulate her condition. Unfortunately, nothing worked. Doctors tried many different treatments over the course of a few years to control her symptoms. Finally, after years of trying, Jamie’s symptoms are regulated, and she now only needs one type of medication.
Doctors still conduct regular blood tests, but Jamie’s current condition is stable. The active and happy young lady loves to shop, so KWN granted her an ultimate shopping spree.
Jamie was well prepared for her Wish; she’d made lists of all of new things she wanted to buy. She also was treated like a star for the day starting with her limo ride. Once she arrived at the mall, Jamie was swarmed with interviews from the local media.
Check out just one of Jamie’s many interviews from the day! This one comes from WCTV in Tallahassee: http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Terminally-ill-Local-Girl–281974651.html.
Thank you to all her Wish sponsors that helped make her trip extra special:
- Rue 21
- American Eagle Outfitters
- The Buckle
- Nixon Services of Tifton