WASHINGTON, D.C. – A teen with a blood disorder has his wish for an Xbox 360 gaming system granted by international children’s charity Kids Wish Network, Best Buy Potomac Yard and Activision Value Publishing, Inc.
Jovan was born with a blood disorder called sickle cell anemia that causes irregularly shaped red blood cells to form. This decreases the amount of oxygen that is delivered to the body’s tissues and causes an interruption in healthy blood flow. Both of these effects create chronic pain crises throughout the body – something that Jovan intensely suffers from. At night, Jovan is dependent on oxygen and he is also on several different medications to help manage his pain.
While Jovan was being treated at the hospital, a social worker referred him to international children’s charity Kids Wish Network, in the hopes that the charity would help grant a wish for him. When asked what he wanted for his wish, Jovan requested an Xbox 360.
“He’s been wanting one since it came out,” said Jovan’s mother, Jovan. “So this was really a dream come true for him.”
When Jovan arrived at the Best Buy Potomac Yard, he was greeted by the store’s General Manager, who presented him with a brand new Xbox 360 and the game “Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit” to play.
Since he brought it home, Jovan has been racing all around in the game, playing and just enjoying his wish. However, he will soon have even more to do, as Activision Value Publishing Inc. donated a lot of extra games for the teen to enjoy and help get his mind off of his suffering.
“Jovan was very excited,” said his mother. “He really appreciates it. It’s really a dream come true for him and we want to thank you guys for everything.”
Kids Wish Network would like to thank Best Buy Potomac Yard and Activision Value Publishing, Inc. for helping to make Jovan’s wish extra special.
Kids Wish Network is an international charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs. Every child deserves a chance at happiness; a wish is just a way of bringing them that joy. If you would like to sponsor a child’s wish or if you know a child who is suffering from a life-threatening illness and may be in need of Kids Wish Network’s wish granting services, please call 727-937-3600 or toll free 888-918-9004. For more information on Kids Wish Network, visit their website at www.kidswishnetwork.org