In December of 2012, 16-year-old Brittany was diagnosed with liver disease. By January, she had undergone a liver transplant. The experience was a strange and scary one for Brittany and her family. Until the time of her diagnosis, the bubbly socialite had never been so sick.
An ambitious teenager who has never been afraid to go after what she wants, Brittany remained positive even as she fought her disease. When she found out that she could have a wish through Make-A-Wish® Utah, Brittany declared without hesitation that she wanted to go on a shopping spree in New York City. In June, her wish came true.
Brittany and her parents spent nearly a week in New York City, shopping and seeing the sights. On the day of her big shopping spree, a limousine waited outside of the hotel to pick Brittany and her parents up, and drove them through the city to the various stores she wanted to shop at. Her first stop was at the Apple store, where she bought a mini iPad. After that, she stopped at other stores to pick out clothes and shoes. She even bought some really nice perfume from Sephora.
She had a blast picking out all sorts of wonderful goodies to bring home with her. She also enjoyed visiting tourist spots such as the Statue of Liberty and going to the top of the Empire State Building. The trip was a memorable one. After going through her wish experience, Brittany has decided that she wants to become a nurse and help other children who are sick. She has also learned how important organ donation is, and is happy to be alive today because of it.