Alessia is nine years old and is from Washington, NC. She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at the age of five. Alessia developed congestive heart failure from the chemotherapy she needed to take. She has a ventricular assist device and is currently waiting for a heart transplant. If anyone deserves a smile, it is Alessia!
Alessia and her family were picked up by limousine where they had lunch at The Cheesecake Factory at Southpoint Mall in Durham. Alessia was named an honorary chef and received her very own chef’s jacket. From there it was on to the spa where she and her family all got mani/pedis. Next was the ultimate shopping spree – Alessia got to shop at Justice, Gap Kids and Claire’s, her three favorite stores. There is no doubt, Alessia will have clothes for all four seasons!!
We are so happy to be able to make Alessia smile! A special thank you to our friends with The Cheesecake Factory and Justice both in the Southpoint Mall as well as Bob Clark with Affordable Limousine Service. As always, thank you to our supporters who make these “smiles” like the one we did for Alessia possible.Cheesecake Factory
Khamari is a 10 year old boy from Garner, NC. He has been battling a brain tumor for the last eight months. Sadly, Khamari and his family were told that he only had weeks to live. Khamari asked to go to Washington DC to sightsee and attend a Washington Wizards basketball game.
Jesus is a 10 year old boy from Greenville. Jesus battles Usher Syndrome, an extremely rare disease that leaves people hearing and visually impaired. Jesus has lives with being hearing impaired for most of his life however, he just recently started to lose his sight. Doctors fear that most of his sight will be lost in a short time frame.