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Adan's Toys"R"Us Shopping Spree

Adan goes shopping

“ ... to help make a child’s wish come true, we go home with a feeling of SUCCESS. ”

- Gloria, Toys"R"Us

The store door closes behind Adan after a whirlwind shopping spree. Suddenly, Toys“R”Us seems a bit quieter. But the cheer and optimism he brought into the store with him lingers long after he’s left.

The Toys“R”Us team members who helped grant his wish know Adan faced an ordeal that few will ever understand or experience. And they know he faced his liver transplant with poise, determination and unfailing cheer.

Being part of his wish touches the hearts of Gloria and her team members at Toys“R”Us in Ventura, California. Together, they share Adan’s joy as he celebrates the triumph of his recovery … and his happiest birthday ever.

Gloria later wrote to Make-A-Wish® to share her experience during Adan’s visit. She explained how this visit made every team member feel more connected to their community.

“When any welcoming team member gets the opportunity to help make a child’s wish come true,” Gloria writes, “we go home with a feeling of SUCCESS.”

Since 1995, the Toys"R"Us Children's Fund and Toys"R"Us, Inc. have supported Make-A-Wish, providing more than $1.8 million to help grant the wishes of kids like Adan.

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Hey Adan!! Cool wish!! I'm 17 and I have cystic fibrosis and I did my wish last April, and mine was a shopping spree too. I went to Toys R Us also, and I went to Best Buy. I hope you enjoy all your fun stuff!!! Get well soon!! Jesus loves you!! Abi :)

January 11, 2012 - 9:46 PM

June 25, 2012 - 11:25 AM


Hey man I jus turned 17 and got a make a wish to these people are amazing how they can change something so easily I had a shopping spree to best buy GameStop and foot locker , anyways I wish u best of luck little soldier God bless you

July 26, 2012 - 3:37 AM

Wesley T.

I had turned 17 March 3rd, and i also have Cystic Fibrosis. I'm wondering if i could have a wish but dont know what to wish for. But Good Luck!!!

May 19, 2013 - 10:58 PM

Make-A-Wish America

Wesley, thank you for sending your comment about Adan's wish experience.

You may be eligible for a wish if your medical condition is at a life-threatening stage. Primary medical care professionals help in confirming wish referrals, and the initial inquiry form to start the wish-granting process can be found here: Thanks again for writing.

May 20, 2013 - 11:15 AM

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