Kids Wish Network Grants Alexis’ Wish for a Fabulous Shopping Spree

Alexis was diagnosed with a life-threatening autoimmune disease at a young age and must constantly monitor her condition.

Of all the things Alexis likes to do shopping for clothes is her favorite, and like most girls her age, she especially likes picking out new shoes to wear. Alexis has always wanted to go on an all-day shopping spree to all her favorite stores. Kids wish Network helped her live her dream by facilitating a shopping spree at the Polaris Fashion Place in Columbus, OH.


On her specialized wish day, Alexis made her first stop at the clothing store Express. The clothing retailer went above and beyond by having a personal fitting room decorated with flowers and stocked with refreshments. The store even had a personal shopper for Alexis who helped her assemble outfits and find the right sizes. She was also given a generous gift card to purchase whatever she liked in the store. Express truly made this experience memorable for Alexis. Next on the list was a trip to JCPenney, one of Alexis’ favorite stores. When Alexis arrived, she was greeted with another wonderful gift card and a personal shopping assistant to help her pick out the perfect outfit. After Alexis picked out her outfit the pampering wasn’t over, Alexis was then treated to a fantastic makeover at the JCPenney salon.


Alexis felt like a princess and the make-over was her favorite part of the wish. After the makeover, Alexis went to lunch at BJ’s Brewhouse where Alexis and her mother were treated to a delicious meal. After fulfilling her royal appetite, Alexis continued her shopping spree at Journeys, where she was given a designer leather backpack filled with swag from the store. Afterwards, Alexis headed over to Bath and Body Works where she received a wonderful gift card for her to use on anything in the store. The final stop of the shopping spree was Claire’s, where Alexis was presented with a gorgeous gift box that included designer nails, make up, hair accessories and flowers. Finally, Alexis and her mom were treated to an extravagant dinner at Benihana steakhouse. Not only was the dinner scrumptious, but Alexis even received a chef hat and goodies to take home with her.


Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Alexis’ dreams become a reality:

  • Bath & Body Works
  • JCPenney
  • New Balance
  • BJ’s Steakhouse
  • Express
  • Benihana
  • Claires
  • PacSun
  • Mac
  • Journeys
  • G by Guess