Make-A-Wish sends 6 year old on shopping spree

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted a 6-year-old Indianapolis boy a very special wish Saturday morning.

Jordan Dew went on a $1,600 shopping spree at Toys R’ Us Saturday thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Jordan was diagnosed with leukemia when he was just 4 years old. His mom told 24-Hour News 8 he’s full of energy, loves to play and takes things in stride.

24-Hour News 8 met up with Jordan and his family at the O’Charley’s restaurant in Castleton where the Make-A-Wish Foundation also provided the family with a special lunch.

“Make-A-Wish jumped in our corner and has granted this wonderful day of focusing on good things – letting the hospital, and the clinic and the medicine not even come into our minds for a little while. (It’s) kind of a ray of sunshine,” Jordan’s mother Michele Dew said.

Organizers say granting children’s wishes is a rewarding experience.

“It gives them something to look forward to and it’s a memory that will last a lifetime for the family and the Wish Kid. They can actually focus on something else other than their illness,” Julie Leimgruber with the Make-A-Wish Foundation said.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation said they are always looking for donations, including unused frequent flyer miles, to help grants wishes out of state. If you would like to support the foundation, you can take part in the Big Wish Gala on Friday, April 25 at the JW Marriott. Former Indianapolis Colt Dallas Clark is scheduled to host the event.

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