Kristin Sees Stars after Meeting Jessica Simpson!

Name: Kristin
Age: 18
State: IN

Wish Kid

As a girl from Floyds Knobs, Indiana, Kristin doesn’t have the chance to meet many celebrities, but thanks to the Kids Wish Network, she finally got to meet the one who meant the most to her.

In October of 2006, Kristin was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. Soon after her diagnosis, Kristin began undergoing extremely aggressive chemotherapy treatments, which left her immune system severely weakened and very susceptible to numerous illnesses.

She was given the chance to wish for something extra special this year and had to ask to meet her idol, Jessica Simpson.

Kristin’s wish came true, thanks to her Wish Coordinator, Madeline, in the form of a trip to L.A. to “stay in style” for a few days with her mother. While there, she was invited to the studio where her idol, Jessica Simpson, was recording her new album and met the star. For the rest of the afternoon, the two girls chatted, posed for pictures, exchanged gifts, listened to some of Jessica’s new material and just had a great time together. Even American Idol’s Randy Jackson stopped by to meet Kristin!

Kristin said that the entire experience was one that she will never forget. “It was a lot of fun! Jessica was so nice!” Kristin’s mother, Valerie, was completely happy with her daughter’s wish: “My daughter meeting Jessica Simpson was truly a dream come true and Jessica was awesome!” With her wish granted, Kristin can now enjoy her memories and revel in the fact that she has personally met her idol, thanks to Kids Wish Network!

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