Cancer patient granted Macy’s shopping spree through Make-A-Wish

Cancer patient granted Macy's shopping spree through Make-A-Wish (Image 1)

A partnership between Macy's and Make-A-Wish Foundation allowed a young Tennessee cancer patient to go on a shopping spree at the Cool Springs Galleria retailer on Friday.

Thirteen year-old Ronisha Taylor is currently undergoing her final two weeks of chemotherapy.  

In addition to chemo, Ronisha has also undergone surgery to replace bone that was affected by cancer.

“It was right here and they were supposed to take it out, the whole bone out and they had to put in a donor bone,” she explained.

Despite battling cancer, Ronisha said she, like most young women, love to shop for things such as new clothes and shoes.

On Friday, the teenager received a surprise of a lifetime when she learned she was the recipient of a shopping spree at Macy's.

The shopping spree began with a limo ride to Macy's where Ronisha and her family were greeted by store employees.

Ronisha's mother, Stacy told Nashville's News 2 the experience was overwhelming.

“It is just beautiful and amazing and I appreciate Macy's for doing this for my child,” Stacy said.  
Each year Macy's donates $1 to the non-profit organization through the Believe Campaign for each letter to Santa that is dropped off at the store.

“On top of the $1 million that Macy's has committed to give to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, we are giving an extra dollar today to every wish that has come through our store today,” Macy's manager Shannon Hassel said.

Macy's helped fulfill more than 60 wishes across the country on Friday. Each year the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee grants 120 wishes to children.

For more information on the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit their Web site.

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