ST. LOUIS, Miss – Yesterday, Thursday, May 28th, Don Brown Chevrolet was given the privilege of spending the day with an extraordinary little lady. Jalisha is 14-years-old and has an end stage renal disease. She longs to become a Police Officer when she grows up. She wants to ride in a police car, wear an official police uniform, arrest the bad guy, save the day and be rewarded with people cheering for her. Alongside Make-a-Wish Missouri, the St. Louis County Police Department, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Truman’s Place Soulard, NC4 Inc., the St. Louis Rams, the St. Louis Blues and the St. Louis Cardinals, we were able to Make Officer Jalisha’s Wish Come True.
Jalisha’s day started like any other as she made her way to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center yesterday morning for a doctor’s appointment. Rather than going into an exam room, Jalisha was picked up by a helicopter and headed to the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy for her first stop of the day -police training. Jalisha was presented with a police uniform and official badge. Shortly after she completed her Defensive Tactics exam, a handcuffing tutorial and interaction with a K9 unit, Jalisha received an important call from Mayor Francis Slay’s office. All three St. Louis sports mascots -Rampage, Louie and Fredbird – were being held hostage! It was Jalisha’s job to search for clues and interview witnesses to solve the case!
After interviewing witnesses and gathering all the information she needed at the Edward Jones Dome, Scottrade Center, Ballpark Village and FoxSports Midwest, Jalisha finally made her way to Busch Stadium where she found the missing mascots and handcuffed the culprit: the Rally Squirrel himself, Jim Hayes from Fox Sports Midwest! Jalisha’s fans were gathered around cheering and celebrating her work –Jalisha’s wish had finally come true. After plenty of photos and interviews, Don Brown drove Jalisha and friends to Maggiano’s Little Italy for dinner. The St. Louis County Chief of Police, Jon Belmar, and County Executive Charlie Dooley, presented her with a token of appreciation.
On behalf of Don Brown Chevrolet, we could not be more grateful to have had the opportunity to help in Making Officer Jalisha’s Wish Come True. It truly was an incredible day for Jalisha, her family and for ourselves watching this inspirational young woman. We send only the best of wishes your way, Jalisha. Thank you for letting us be apart of your amazing day. For more photos and video from Officer Jalisha’s adventure, visit our Facebook and Twitter pages!
Don Brown Chevrolet is located at 2244 S. Kingshighway in St. Louis, MO, at the entrance of “The Hill”. At Don Brown, we are committed to providing our customers with the full dealership experience. For more information visit our website donbrownchevrolet.com or contact us at (314) 282-7887.
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