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.