KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 2019): Chloe’s favorite thing to do is shop. She loves clothes, makeup, and stuffed animals, and wanted an extravagant shopping spree. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, mad her dream come true with a shopping adventure at West Town Mall in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Her big day began before the mall even opened. She was first invited to Belk and was greeted with applause from the entire staff that lined up to welcome her. The manager gave her a gift card to use in the store, and she also had her own personal shopper. Belk even surprised Chloe with a DJ to play all of her favorite songs while she picked out the perfect outfits. After picking out all her wonderful clothes, Chloe was thrilled with a professional makeover from Lancôme.
“She loved it, she was truly living her best life,” said Chloe’s mom Courtney.
Her next stop was Bath & Body Works where she received another wonderful gift card. Then she was off to Build-A-Bear Workshop where Chloe created two stuffed animals to take home with her. Afterward Chloe enjoyed lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. Then it was back to shopping at Express, where she received a gift card to pick out her favorite outfit of the day, a tropical green off the shoulder shirt, and a pair of light blue jeans.
She felt very special at Altar’d State, where they gifted her a generous gift card and provided her with a reserved dressing room complete with cookies and balloons. Chloe also went to Claire’s, Journeys, Charming Charlie and Aeropostale. She received wonderful gift cards from each store as was even gifted items from some of the stores.
“It was the best day ever,” said Chloe.
“Chloe was lavished by so many caring and generous sponsors who went above and beyond in making her wish so memorable,” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai.
Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions and struggling with life-altering situations. KWN provides for trip expenses, meals, accommodations and additional spending monies to all wish families whenever traveling as applicable. Visit www.kidswishnetwork.org to learn about our different programs, and refer a child now.