The Make-A-Wish Foundation is giving one special teenager a shopping spree of a lifetime.
WMBD's Eugene Daniel explains how it's helping her forget about a life-threatening condition.
When you think of a shopping spree for a young lady, video games and electronics might not come to mind. But that's exactly what it took to make 14-year-old Chelsie Stanton dream come true.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation and Peoria's Best Buy teamed up to give her a shopping spree she'll always remember. More importantly, it's to help take her mind off recent tough times.
"I just had a very horrible situation with kidney disease," said Stanton.
Last year, Stanton underwent an emergency kidney transplant. She spends most of her time at home and away from people her age...
"I haven't been able to hang out with my friends very much," said the shy teenager.
Now to pass the time, she's getting a new computer, television and numerous other items. All of it donated by the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Best Buy.
"This is gonna be able to help her get kind of back into doing things with kids her age and stuff. Where she's just not sitting in a room by herself," said Melody Berry, Make-A-Wish Foundation volunteer.
"It's something she's always wanted and I wasn't able to get it for her," said Stanton's father, Timothy.
Stanton says her new goodies will make time at home much easier...
"I'm very thankful for what they're doing."
She walked away with more than $3,000 in merchandise. All purchases were completely funded by donations.