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Shelby Embraces the Spotlight

“ Shelby’s publicist says the star was thrilled to share the power of a wish®.

Shelby graces the red carpet with only inches of velvet rope separating her from her 1,300 autograph-seeking, poster-waving fans. She smiles, poses and strolls toward her director’s chair granting an interview to local media.

Who is she? She’s a six-year-old diagnosed with neuroblastoma (a type of cancer) who asked Make-A-Wish® volunteers to make her a star in a commercial. And now she is minutes away from the world premiere of her brand new, gripping 60-second public service announcement.

With the sponsorship from the University of Texas at Austin’s Chi Omega sorority iota chapter, production assistance from News 9 San Antonio, Shelby is a hit. She promotes Make-A-Wish in a PSA that features two other wish kids.

After a fabulous finished product, this star of a wish kid gives time to her fans as she autographs glossy promotional photos of herself. These fans are the enthusiastic Chi Omega collegiate and alumnus gathered on the opening night of Chi Omega Convention 2004 in San Antonio, Texas.

Women’s fraternal organization Chi Omega was celebrating two major philanthropic milestones that night as well – raising more than $1 million in three years for Make-A-Wish kids and volunteering more than 30,000 hours nationwide on behalf of the Foundation. Chi Omega is commemorating these milestones with the release of Shelby’s PSA.

Shelby’s publicist and representatives of Chi Omega say the star was thrilled to share the power of a wish®.

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I Think that she is so cute and did a great job. (P.S. I don't live in the USA, I live in New Zealand.)

February 20, 2007 - 2:09 PM


Shelby, I was just watching Make-a-Wish videos when I came across yours, and realized you were the funny girl who knew how to dance that hung around me and my friends at camp discovery. You are such a sweet girl, and that is so cool that you got to be in your own commercial. I hope to see you again at camp discovery. ~Sara

August 19, 2007 - 9:52 PM


Shelby you are the most Awesome person i know . You are a great freind to. Thanks for everything ! *VICTORIA* :]

September 08, 2009 - 8:23 PM

June 25, 2012 - 11:25 AM


OMG*_* She's so lovely. I love seeing little cute kids smiling. (P.D. I'm from Spain)

March 25, 2014 - 5:24 AM


Shelby, your wish story is so wonderful and I'm so glad Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas was able to be part of making it come true so many years ago. Wishing you all the best for you in life. - Scott

August 22, 2014 - 11:15 AM

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