Like most girls, Adrienne loves to shop – especially at Target. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, purchased her a generous gift card to Target, as well as a Happy Her gift card that can be used for a variety of popular stores like Macy’s, Express, Sephora, and more. Her retail therapy would continue at Journeys, who donated a gift card fabulously presented inside a JanSport backpack. She indulged in an extravagant shopping splurge!
Adrienne suffers with sickle cell anemia, an inherited and painful condition where red blood cells become crescent shaped, and can’t adequately carry sufficient oxygen throughout the body. At three months old, she had many week-long hospital stays. Adrienne’s illness has affected her bodily organs over the years, and had to have her gall bladder removed. Over time, her monthly transfusion treatments also caused complications. She was at high-risk for a stroke and hospitalized for weeks.
“Adrienne’s wish gave her special time for herself that was all about her,” said her Wish Coordinator Kim Kreiner. “She had so much fun shopping for all her favorite things.”