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      Make-A-Wish grants an Amarillo teen her dream day

      14-year-old Kara is an avid reader. So when the Make-A-Wish foundation contacted a local Barnes and Noble store about granting an Amarillo teen her wish of books, there was no hesitation. Jim Gleason, from Barnes and Noble off of Soncy Rd was excited to surprise the teenager with some of her favorite things.

      "Everybody has been extremely excited. We've been planning this for a couple days," said Jim Gleason.

      Upon entering the store, Kara was given the most recent Nook and was able to fill it up with lots of e-books, games and whatever else she deemed fit.

      Gleason said in his 10 years of working at this Barnes and Noble, it was the first time they have granted a Make-A-Wish child's dream.

      While the Make-A-Wish grantor who was also in attendance couldn't comment on Kara's condition, she said she was happy to be able to be part of this special day.

      Kara, accompanied by her parents and younger sister, spent a little over an hour in the store. She was able to choose any book, game and toy she wanted. However, her face completely lit up when she was able to meet one of her favorite authors, AG Howard.