Children’s Hospital hosts ‘Make-A-Wish’ store for young patients

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DENVER -- Children’s Hospital was transformed into Toy Land on Friday. Hundreds of kids with life-threatening and debilitating diseases got a chance to shop at the annual “Make-A-Wish” store.

The event is complete with Santa’s elves, even if they are a bit unconventional. Devin Cross is dressed head to toe in green and red. He said, “I got the leggings from my girlfriend.”

Devin is just one of hundreds of volunteers helping 400 children find the perfect holiday gift. Kids like Brayden. He has a long shopping list. "My brother Isaiah, my other sister Sophia, my other sister Josie and then my mom and dad,” he said.

All the kids shopping at the Wish Store are patients at Children’s Hospital Colorado or Make-A-Wish recipients. With 3,000 things to choose from, they have some tough decisions to make to find the perfect presents for their loved ones.

Devin said, "Their wish came true so they get to help get to make their families wishes come true at Christmas."

As far as personal wishes, Mr. and Mrs. Claus can take care of that. Santa asked little Victoria, “What do you want for Christmas?” Without missing a beat she said, “My little pony.” It’s a small request for a child that’s been through so much. Devin said, "It’s just exciting to see them getting things they want."

This is the 28th year kids have been shopping at the Wish Store in Colorado.