Kids Wish Network Donates Fantastic Shopping Spree for Emma

“She felt very special. It was a win-win, win-win day.”

Emma’s parents noticed that she had begun to lose weight at an alarming rate and was frequently fatigued. Emma’s mom took her to their local doctor’s office where she was transferred to a Children’s hospital and diagnosed with a life-threatening autoimmune disease. Not only has Emma and her family had to deal with the hardships of her autoimmune disease but they have also had to navigate environmental hardships as a hurricane nearly destroyed their home. Thankfully no one in the family was injured but the hurricane caused damage to their home and they had to be evacuated.

Emma loves to play sports when she can and enjoys using her cell phone and going shopping. She loves to shop at Rue 21, American Eagle, and Victoria Secret. Emma has always wished for a shopping spree and Kids Wish Network helped make her wish come true by facilitating an entire day of shopping for her at The Galleria in Houston Texas.

Emma’s wish began when she arrived at the Sheraton Suites hotel in Houston. After unpacking Emma headed over to the Galleria Mall to start her shopping extravaganza. Her first stop was the store BoxLunch where she received a generous gift card to spend on anything in the store. After her first shopping splurge of the day it was time for a makeover, Emma arrived at the hair salon Toni & Guy where she received a complete hair makeover. After being pampered Emma and her family enjoyed a delicious lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. After filling up on cheesecake and other goodies Emma went to Claire’s where she received a magnificent gift box filled with beauty products and other cosmetic goodies. Emma then went on to shop at Express and Buckle where she was presented with generous gift cards for her shopping pleasure.

Throughout the rest of her spree Emma went to Francesca’s Collections, Bath & Body Works, Tilly’s, and Oakley where she received generous gift cards to spend on whatever she wanted at each store respectively. Emma’s final shop stop was at the store Coach, where Emma was gifted a hangtag that Emma could customize with a monogram of her own choosing. After such an exciting day Emma and her family headed over to The Capital Grille for a high-end dinner. The next day Emma and her family headed back home, their car full of shopping bags and happy memories.


“I got a ton of outfits that I can wear to school,” Emma said.

Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Emma’s wish become a reality.

  • Sheraton Suites at Houston
  • The Galleria Mall in Houston
  • Express
  • BoxLunch
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Toni and Guy
  • Claire’s
  • Francesca’s Collection
  • Tilly’s
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Coach
  • Buckle
  • The Capital Grille Houston