Akin's wish to go on a shopping spree!

Akin, 17, suffering from sickle cell, wished for a shopping spree for fresh new style!

Thanks to an outpouring of community support, Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario was able to make wish child Akin's wish day an unforgettable experience.

In October 2016, Akin’s wish came true! In the early morning, he was surprised by a stretch limousine that would escort him to his VIP shopping experience. When Akin wished for a fresh new style, Make-A-Wish knew exactly who to contact. His new transformation started at no other than Brooks Brothers, a store that could offer him stylish modern clothing and fresh takes on heritage designs. When he walked into Brooks Brothers he was greeted by wonderful sales associates who guided him to his retreat. A special dedicated area with an assortment of refreshments along with a rack of clothing handpicked specifically for the occasion. The first outfit was a beautiful navy blue suit. He looked like a celebrity and was treated as such. This was the beginning of a shopping extravaganza! Everything In the store fit him like a glove. Akin was thrilled with excitement trying outfits after outfit.

What an amazing success! Akin left Brooks Brothers with dozens of bags in hand and many outfits that he will cherish forever.

 Special thank you to Brooks Brothers who went above and beyond to help make Akin’s wish come true!


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