Michigan Teen Battling Cancer Receives Limo Ride and Shopping Spree
This is the type of limousine story everyone can understand and endorse. A 14-year-old Michigan boy who has spent the last year undergoing chemotherapy for a rare type of cancer recently received a shopping spree and limousine ride courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan. Joey Bouffard is fighting a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing’s sarcoma, which affects young children and teenagers. Joey was nominated for the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s limo ride and shopping spree by his doctors at the University of Michigan.
Even though he was delighted to receive the gifts, he was a bit embarrassed by all the attention he received while riding in his limousine, saying, “I don’t like publicity.”
Joey’s mom, however, was delighted with the obvious joy her son was experiencing. “I’m happy that he’s excited about this, because he went through a lot,” said Hollie Bouffard.
Joey wisely chose to address needs before wants in his shopping spree, and the first stop for his limo was the local Best Buy for a laptop computer to help him with his studies at Lakeview Middle School. He then went to a MC Sports outlet where he bought a new skateboard and Nintendo 3DS gaming system. After the first two stops, Joey, his family and his best friend went to Lakeview Square Mall where he received a warm welcome from friends and well-wishers.
Joey’s mom did not share in her son’s embarrassment with all the attention. Rather, she was delighted, saying, “He got beet red, and I loved it.”
A national chain restaurant provided Joey and his crew a complimentary lunch, providing fuel for the rest of the shopping expedition, which included trips to several retailers. Joey’s day of riding in a limo and shopping was one of more than 400 special events granted by Michigan’s Make-A-Wish Foundation each year and one of the more than 6,500 events the Foundation has sponsored since 1984.
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