It's called a magic moment. It's an event in your life that may only last a short time, but one that affects you in a way that lasts forever.
On a regular basis these moments are handed out by an Alabama-based organization called Magic Moments.
Magic Moments' Executive Director Pam Jones says, "When a child gets a magic moment, they forget what they're going through for a while and grin from ear-to-ear."
The organization grants wishes to children who have a life-threatening or life-altering condition, like Regis Jenkins from Montgomery who suffers from lupus.
Regis is doing well now as she lives with her disease, but it's a condition that at times leaves her unable to walk or function for days. Her mother, Betty Jenkins, says,"At least now she can walk around, last year she couldn't." As for Regis she's all smiles,"I'm very excited."
Regis Jenkins wanted to go on a shopping spree and Magic Moments made that happen. Regis was serenaded with a special song, a magic moment to start her day of shopping and unexpected blessings. The young lady has a game plan in mind as she grabs her shopping cart and hits the aisles.
Never in her wildest dreams did Regis think her dream would turn into reality. "It was a surprise. I never thought in a million years, they'd pick my name," says Regis as she's overcome with emotion.
And this is one grateful teenager, "It makes me feel really good to see people help sick children like me, to give back to the community. It's really good."
Betty Jenkins agrees with her daughter,"God is good. I'm very happy."
Scott McArdle, whose firm helped make this magic moment happen, says, "You see the electricity coming out. It affects anyone associated with granting a magic moment. When you make a contribution to the life of a child it moves forward."