MAYFIELD HIEGHTS, Ohio- Eleven-year-old Darion Johnson loves to play video games with his twin brother, Trevion so much that he decided to use his Make-A-Wish request to go on a shopping spree at GameStop in Mayfield Heights.
"I can get a game that cost a lot of money,” Darion said.
The Cleveland boy suffers from sickle cell anemia so the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana granted his wish. On Friday, Darion was given a $2,500 shopping spree so he and his twin picked out an Xbox and plenty of games.
"I'm happy because we can have an Xbox, when we at home we don't have to be bored," Trevion said.
The boys’ father, Aaron, is raising his two sons on his own after his wife passed away last year. He said this year the holidays will be brighter because of Make-A-Wish Foundation.
"It's a true blessing. It’s Christmas time and an Xbox One could be something they both wanted and can entertain themselves together. And technically, I could not have gotten it for him right then, but god is good and Make-A-Wish made a way,” Aaron Johnson said.
Not only did Darion get a great shopping spree, he and his family got to drive around in a limo all day.
"Tell the limo where he wants to go and go to different stores and go out to lunch, dinner, just to make it a little more special and worry-free so they do not have to worry about anything,” said Lisa White, Wish program manager.
As Darion played video games with his brother, he knew this day was special.
"I'm going to have a great Christmas and thank you everybody," Darion said.