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Make-A-Wish Sends Teen On A Shopping Spree

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - A dream comes true for one 15-year-old with the help of the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Mitchell Anderson battles with osteosarcoma, a  rare type of bone cancer. He was diagnosed just two years ago with the disease. When the foundation heard about his condition, they decided to surprise Mitchell with a shopping spree at several local stores around the Pine Belt.

Mitchell said today will be a day he will always remember.

"It's a bit overwhelming, Jim not use to this sort of thing," he said.

One the stops Mitchell made was to Best Buy. He said loves gaming devices and electronics. He also picked out some things for some other people near and dear to his heart.

"I got some games for my little brother and sister," he said.

"He doesn't just think about himself, he's always thinking of others," said Angela Anderson, Mitchell's mom.

She said hearing the doctor tell her that her son had cancer was the worst feeling in the world.

"I was devastated and I just didn't understand why," she said.

However, with treatments from specialists she said he's doing a lot better.

"He's actually going back to school now," she said.

Shellie Moses, the South Mississippi director for Make-A-Wish said, it's so heart warming to see kids like Mitchell, who fight every day to stay alive smile.

"They can actually focus and forget about their treatment, and their illness and have fun," said Moses.

"It's so exciting to see the support that he had from the Make-A-Wish foundation," said his mom.

Mitchell said he couldn't wait to return home to open his new gadgets.

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