Sixteen-year-old Amani from Washington, DC, loves listening to Beyoncé, making jewelry and playing basketball. Her ultimate goal, however, is to one day become a model. When Amani was diagnosed with a digestive system disorder, it became more difficult for her to pursue her favorite hobbies. Upon learning Make-A-Wish®
Mid-Atlantic would be granting her one true wish, Amani wished to have a shopping spree.
After multiple medical procedures, Amani was excited to have a day that focused on her for reasons other than her medical condition. In addition to a day of shopping, Amani received a VIP makeover experience at MAC that made her feel like a real future model – she even took home free samples and a gift bag! Amani enjoyed visiting multiple stores throughout the Pentagon City Mall, including Forever 21, Gap and Nordstrom. She was thrilled to have a brand new wardrobe and makeover, but was most excited to feel like herself again.
Amani’s wish to have a shopping spree allowed her to enjoy a day of feeling like a normal teenager without worrying about doctor appointments and treatment plans. Granting wishes like Amani’s gives children with life-threatening medical conditions hope, strength and joy when they need it most.