A local pet store played a role in helping grant a wish for a young Milwaukee girl with stage four neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer.
On Friday, through Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, 4-year-old Tahani Turnipseed of Milwaukee arrived with her family at Pet Supplies Plus, 4505 S. 76th St., in Greenfield by limousine. Her new Havanese puppy was waiting at the door with breeder Diane Sako.
Tahani named the puppy Sparkle Pup.
Pet Supplies Plus staff greeted Tahani and her family, and set up an area in the store with tables, chairs, balloons, cake and gifts. Toppers Pizza donated pizzas for the party.
Kathy and Bryan Nieman, owners of Fromm Family Foods, presented Tahani and her family with gift certificates good for one year’s worth of dog food along with some other gifts, and Pets Supplies Plus sent Tahani on a shopping spree for Sparkle Pup.
"This is just a blessing in disguise because I wanted her to have something like this to bond with," Tahani's mother Tiffany McAllister told CBS 58 News.