Eight-year-old JoJo wished for a shopping spree because she
wanted to get some nice new things. On the top of her wish list were a Nintendo
handheld game, some new clothes and a trip to Build-A-Bear Workshop. To make
her wish come true, she and her family traveled from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin
Islands to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for a retreat from her battle with a
On her wish day, a smile formed on JoJo’s face the moment a
white limo pulled up to escort her to Coral Square Mall. Once there, she
embarked on a fun-filled shopping extravaganza that didn’t end until her
treasures completely filled the limo’s trunk. The highlight of her shopping
adventure was stuffing and dressing her very own Hello Kitty doll at
Build-A-Bear Workshop. JoJo carried her new friend with her throughout the day.
Along the way, she visited every store on her list including the Disney Store,
GameStop, Justice, Foot Locker and Macy’s. She was treated like a VIP with
personal shoppers and extra attention everywhere she went.
When JoJo finished shopping, she and her family headed to
BJ’s Brewhouse for a delicious meal, as they relived the day’s excitement.
According to her mother, the wish “means a lot to her. Of all the things I’ve
ever seen her do, I’ve never seen her this happy.”
Wish Granters: Michele Baker & Cheryl Rink
Referred by: Bathsheba Prince, her nurse