Jamie wanted to take in all of the sights and sounds of NYC. Taking full advantage, Jamie and her family saw everything the city had to offer.
Jamie's wish was to experience New York City. She wanted to take it all in...the people, the sites, the buildings, the entertainment, and more. Jamie was the fashionable and free-spirited age of 18 and fighting a brave battle with acute myeloid leukemia.
Jamie and family arrived at LaGuardia Airport and were greeted by a limousine driver who whisked them to The Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan. They said that the hotel was in a great central location for exploring Manhattan close to the subway, close to Time Square, and many other destinations. The hotel was enjoyable and during their stay, a movie was being filmed on the property. There were event camels out in the street! It was too bad that they did not spot any celebrity during the whole time there were there.
The wish family went on the open bus tour of Manhattan and said it was a great way of getting a feel for where everything was. They did lots of walking while in NY, and in addition took many photos of Battery Park, Ground Zero, Trinity Church, Rockefeller Center, the Statue of Liberty and many more. When the Wish Family arrived at the Empire State Building, Jamie said this was "so cool" because she and her family had a private escort up the elevators to the observation deck. She said they were treated as VIPs. The same VIP treatment was given at the Museum of Natural History. Jamie said there was so much to see and the wish family was given special entrance passes to all the exhibits. On their way to the Statue of Liberty, on Ellis Island, there were lots of pictures taken on the ferry excursion.
Jamie's favorite portion of her wish was seeing Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre. Prior to going to the musical, they had a delicious meal at the Benjamin steakhouse.
The only place Jamie said she did not get a chance to go to was Macy's. However, Jamie and her sisters did oodles of shopping, especially at the distinctive New York clothing stores and boutiques.
Jamie and her family passed along a big thank you to everybody at Make-A-Wish® and their supporters for making her special wish come true. Jamie had an amazing time on her trip and got to do everything she dreamed of. This was a wish that was thoroughly enjoyed.