James & Aubri Smiles Packages
James HunsakerJames is a 5 year old boy who has been battling his Lymphoblastic Leukemia for about a year now and has two years of treatment to go. It was really fun to shop for him because of our shared interests, such as Star Wars and Legos. When we showed up at his house he was really excited but also super shy, so he kind of imploded. By imploded, I mean that he opened all the stuff really quickly with an emotionless face and just seemed kind of fiercely excited. After everything was open and he had tons of cool stuff surrounding him, he put on his new BB8 slippers and was content enough to smile. He smiled a pretty big smile! He seemed well pleased with the variety of all his new stuff, and thanked me very graciously. It was pretty fun and he was a great kid to meet.
Aubri was in remission from some earlier tumors that the doctors radiated and apparently eradicated. Sadly, her tumors had just come back and that’s when her grandmother submitted an application for her. Her grandma told us how much she loved animals and holidays. Halloween being one of her more favorite holidays. Shopping for her package was also fun because it’s always fun shopping for off season holiday things. You can see in the picture we gave her an amazing mask as well as some fun holiday decor. We also got her some gift cards for Cafe Rio, Jamba Juice and I-tunes. She is a cowgirl and loves boots, so with new boots and a warm scarf she will be ready for the approaching winter. Finally, with a beautiful picture of the Savior we left her smiling and a renewed determination to battle the chemo and radiation. Aubri has an amazing attitude and I was just there to remind her that no one has to fight alone.