On the day of her wish, Alyssa and her family were picked up in style in a stretch limousine that would charter them around for a day of shopping and celebration. Stopping at the local Dunkin Donuts, Alyssa got a bite to eat to prepare herself for the big day she had ahead at the mall.
Once they arrived at the Fox Run Mall in Newington, New Hampshire Alyssa was shocked when she looked out the limousine window to find a group of Fox Run Mall staff members waiting for her outside with a beautiful gift basket filled to the brim with goodies. She still looks back on it as her favorite part of the entire day.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen Alyssa so excited,” explained Alyssa’s mom looking back on the special moment when they arrived.
Once the introductions were finished, it was time for the shopping spree to officially begin. Before and throughout her treatment, Alyssa had always turned to shopping as a stress reliever. When asked what she might want her wish to be, Alyssa realized that a shopping spree would be the most carefree way to celebrate the end of her treatments as well as kick-start what was sure to be an amazing summer.
Alyssa’s Wish Granters and family were great supporters throughout the time in the mall; carrying her many bags and helping her determine which store to stop into next. Alyssa’s second favorite part of the day was being able to shop in American Eagle and Aeropostale which are her two all time favorite stores. She got an assortment of new summer and fall clothes, as well as some new accessories for when she would start college this coming fall.
“The experience was amazing,” expressed Alyssa’s mom with gratitude to Make-A-Wish Maine, “I can’t thank all of you enough for this one experience in life that Alyssa got to have.”
Thank you to Wish Granters, Sylvia Luce and Catherine Langlais, and to the staff at the Fox Run Mall for their generous contributions and support.