Like many teenage boys, 18-year-old Jorge from Washington, DC, enjoys playing soccer, video games and watching television in his free time. When Jorge was diagnosed with end stage kidney disease, however, he became unable to participate in many of the same activities as his peers. After spending significant amounts of time in the hospital fighting his medical condition, Jorge longed for a day when he could feel like himself again. Upon learning Make-A-Wish®
Mid-Atlantic would be granting his one true wish, Jorge wished to have a shopping spree.
Jorge was thrilled that his one true wish was being granted and was excited to have an all-day shopping spree with his mom, grandmother and sister. He enjoyed visiting many of the stores at Tyson’s Corner Shopping Center, including the Apple Store and Foot Locker. He had a blast picking out new shoes and even a brand new phone!
Jorge’s wish gave him a day to feel like a teenager again and allowed him to spend time with his family without worrying about his medical condition. Granting wishes like Jorge’s gives children fighting life-threatening medical conditions something to look forward to and provides hope, strength and joy when they need it most.