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Ilion teen uses Make-A-Wish shopping spree to make Christmas brighter for family

By HILARY LANE

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - A teenager from the Village of Ilion had her wish granted on Monday when she received a shopping spree through Sangertown Square Mall in New Hartford.

Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Samantha Dennis was give almost $2,500 to spend on anything she wanted. Rather than spend it on herself, however, she is thinking of others and using the money to make sure her family has plenty of gifts under their Christmas tree this year.

"My family never had a good Christmas and I am going to make them have a good Christmas," she said.

Some of the items she purchased included clothes for her mom, an iPod for her brother, Ugg Boots for her sister and a laptop for her father.

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