WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 2018): Samaria McCrary likes to shop at her favorite store Walmart. She loves buying new toys and she wished for a Christmas Walmart shopping spree. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes to kids with life-threatening illnesses, got out their wrapping paper and ribbons and gave Samaria a festive shopping spree wish.
Samaria suffers from cystic fibrosis, and has been in and out of the hospital due to complications from her condition. Samaria cannot enjoy going outside often as she gets sick very quickly. She also has trouble staying in school because it’s easy for her to contract a disease from her classmates.
Kids Wish Network kicked off Samaria’s wish by purchasing gift cards for her to use on her shopping spree. Samaria and her family were driven in style in a limousine from NET Limousine Services and were chauffeured to Wal-Mart for her big shopping spree. When Samaria arrived, she was greeted by the Assistant Manager who arranged for Samaria to be escorted around the store by a personal shopper. The employees at Walmart even decorated a shopping cart with Christmas wrapping paper just for Samaria. She also enjoyed cookies from the store bakery.
“We appreciate all you’ve done. Merry Christmas,” said Samaria’s mother.
Samaria was overjoyed as she walked down the aisles picking out all her favorite toys. The first thing Samaria chose was a brand new bike, something she had wanted for a long time. Samaria also got a Mickey Mouse table and chair set, a new TV, and lots of games and toys.
Everybody needs help sometimes, even Santa! So, what better wish to grant than a Christmas shopping spree this time of year. This is what we do best.”
“We heard Santa needed some help this year so we stepped up to bring holiday cheer to the kids that need it most,” Said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai.
Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions and struggling with life-altering situations. KWN provides trip expenses, meals, accommodations and additional spending monies to all wish families whenever traveling as applicable. Visit to learn about our different programs, and find out how you can help make dreams come true and sponsor a wish for a deserving child.
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