Olivia is a 10 year old girl from Greensboro, NC. She has been battling Stage 4 Ewings Sarcoma for about a year. Olivia lit right up when we told her she could go on a shopping spree to Southpoint Mall in Durham!
As with most of our Southpoint Mall shopping smiles, we started off with lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. The macaroni and cheese balls were a huge hit as was everything else they had, especially the cheesecake! From there it was on to Justice, who provided Olivia with her own personal shopper and changing room decorated just for her. After Justice, it was onto Claire’s and Macy’s. Olivia had so many bags, it was tough to fit them all in the car!
Thank you to our friends at The Cheesecake Factory, Justice, Claire’s and Macy’s for making Olivia’s day so special. Thank you to our supporters as well who help make days like these possible for children.
Taylor is a sixteen-year-old young lady from Holly Springs. Taylor was perfectly healthy until July of 2018 when she was diagnosed with Advanced Disseminated Lyme Borreliosis complex with Neuroborreliosis; Babesia, Ehrlichia Chaffeensis. She was hospitalized and in the Wake Med PICU in critical condition, complicated with acute respiratory failure and sepsis. At the time, nobody could figure out why this was happening to Taylor until specialists from Duke Infectious Disease and The Jemsek Clinic determined it was the above tick-borne illnesses. She will undergo aggressive treatment for the next two years in hopes of reversing the damage to her.
Tabor is a nineteen-year-old young man from Durham. He has battled cystic fibrosis his entire life. Tabor has a great spirit - he is a smart, kind, and driven individual who seeks a solution first and asks for help second. Tabor attends Durham Tech Community College and getting to a from school is hard without a car. Tabor’s request was to receive some help in purchasing a car which we were more than happy to do.