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Jenn's VIP mall experience

“I am very grateful to Make-A-Wish for granting my special wish. ”
- Jenn

During a six-week hospital stay for spinal fusion surgery, Jenn wished to have a shopping spree at Fashion Valley Mall. The specialty treatment and makeup tricks made her feel like a model.

Jenn loves reading about fashion, learning how to accessorize, and keeping up with the latest hair trends. One thing that sets her apart from her peers is the fact that she is dealing with a life-threatening medical condition. During a six-week hospital stay for spinal fusion surgery, Jenn’s Child Life Specialist referred her to Make-A-Wish®  San Diego to lift her spirits. Upon meeting her wish granting volunteers, Jenn knew right away that her biggest dream was to have a shopping spree at Fashion Valley Mall. 

Soon she and her family were whisked away in a limo to enjoy her big day and it exceeded her expectations! Not only did she get to purchase everything she wanted from her favorite stores, her day was made even brighter with the surprises of special treatment at the MAC cosmetics counter, the Carlton Salon as well as VIP lunch at Stacked. Jenn said her favorite stop was at MAC because the new make-up tricks she learned made her feel like a model. She is feeling so confident about make-up now that she is hoping to launch her own How-To video online! To top it all off, she was crowned “Queen of the Valley,” which definitely made her day one she will never forget.

This wish experience provided Jenn with a much needed break from her everyday reality of doctor visits and hospital stays. Jenn says, “I am very grateful to Make-A-Wish for granting my wish.”

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