Shelby graces the red carpet with only inches of velvet rope separating her from her 1,300 autograph-seeking, poster-waving fans. She smiles, poses and strolls toward her director’s chair granting an interview to local media.
Who is she? She’s a six-year-old diagnosed with neuroblastoma (a type of cancer) who asked Make-A-Wish® volunteers to make her a star in a commercial. And now she is minutes away from the world premiere of her brand new, gripping 60-second public service announcement.
With the sponsorship from the University of Texas at Austin’s Chi Omega sorority iota chapter, production assistance from News 9 San Antonio, Shelby is a hit. She promotes Make-A-Wish in a PSA that features two other wish kids.
After a fabulous finished product, this star of a wish kid gives time to her fans as she autographs glossy promotional photos of herself. These fans are the enthusiastic Chi Omega collegiate and alumnus gathered on the opening night of Chi Omega Convention 2004 in San Antonio, Texas.
Women’s fraternal organization Chi Omega was celebrating two major philanthropic milestones that night as well – raising more than $1 million in three years for Make-A-Wish kids and volunteering more than 30,000 hours nationwide on behalf of the Foundation. Chi Omega is commemorating these milestones with the release of Shelby’s PSA.
Shelby’s publicist and representatives of Chi Omega say the star was thrilled to share the power of a wish®.