Blissfield, MI – A very special teenager from Blissfield recently got ‘hooked’ up with a very cool wish thanks to his friends at Kids Wish Network, an organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. 15-year-old Brandon, who has cystic fibrosis, had an absolute blast on his very own personal shopping spree at every teen boy’s favorite store and gaming hub: GameStop.
When Brandon’s grandmother received a phone call one day from one of Kids Wish Network’s professional fundraisers she was asked if she knew of a child who might qualify for a wish. She immediately thought of Brandon.
Brandon was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis in 2004. C.F. is a chronic lung disease that causes the lungs to be clogged with sticky, heavy mucus. The condition can be very serious and often leads to life-threatening lung infections. C.F. also interferes with food absorption. Brandon struggles bravely with his condition and endures daily breathing treatments using a vest and nebulizer. He also relies on a feeding tube to help supplement his nutrition.
When Kids Wish Network wish coordinator, Jill, contacted Brandon’s mother, Diane, to let her know that Brandon had been approved for a wish, Diane was thrilled. And likewise was Brandon. He didn’t hesitate when Jill asked him for his number one wish: he wanted to go on a shopping spree at his favorite store, GameStop.
Jill got right to work. Before he knew it, Brandon’s big day had come. He arrived at his local GameStop in style as Jill had him picked up and ferried to the video game stop in a sleek limousine. Patrick, the manager at the GameStop in Adrian kept the store open after hours just for him. Patrick and his staff welcomed him warmly and were happy to help him make his selections, which included Guitar Hero, plenty of games and even the much sought after Playstation 3! Patrick also enjoyed dinner at his favorite restaurant Big Boy where he was also welcomed and given a gift basket and even a pie to take home!!!
Brandon returned home from his exciting shopping adventure exhausted, but with plenty of awesome games and even more amazing memories. This special boy learned that sometimes dreams really do come true.
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following for helping to make Brandon’s wish extra special: Big Boy, GameStop, The Adrian Lions Club, The Kiwanis Club of Blissfield, The Blissfield area Lions Club, The Tecumseh Eagles, The Adrian Woman’s Club, Onsted Kiwanis Club, Adrian Rotary and Royal Limousine!