Ena, The Shopping Maven!

Name: Ena
Age: 8
State: TX

Wish Kid

Fifteen-year-old Emily is a very sassy and determined young lady with many talents. She is absolutely fascinated by Japanese culture and wants to learn everything about the country and its people. In fact, Emily is learning Japanese and just loves watching anime shows and reading manga. She’s also a very talented artist in her own right and draws with a style all her own.

In 2001, Emily experienced terrible symptoms of stomach pain, weight loss and joint pain that indicated a diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease, an autoimmune disorder that affects the gastrointestinal tract. In 2008, Emily developed more symptoms that indicated that there was something wrong with her brain; these symptoms were caused by a tumor in her pituitary gland that her doctors believe may actually be Cushing’s disease. This is a disorder caused by the body having too much of the cortisol hormone in it which may cause a tumor to appear and disappear up until the patient is in his or her twenties. Emily is on a daily medication regimen and is currently awaiting surgery to attempt to remove the tumor.

Emily had a marvelous time shopping for all that she could want. We’re so glad you had a fantastic shopping spree, Emily!

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