Aventura Macy’s holds celebration for Make-A-Wish teen returning from Rome

AVENTURA, FLA. (WSVN) - - A South Florida teenager was welcomed home after coming back on a once in a lifetime trip to Italy.

A celebration was held for 17 year-old Adrean Lozano-Giros at the Macy’s in Aventura on Wednesday as he returned from a dream vacation in Rome.

The trip was made possible through the department store’s Believe Letter-Writing Campaign with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The 17-year-old is encouraging other critically-ill children to follow in his footsteps and write a letter to Jolly Old Saint Nick.

“Rome is nice,” he said. “It was really old. It’s a lot of experience you can get from there. The coliseum — I’ve always wanted to see it, and I got to see it thanks to Macy’s and Make-A-Wish. I’m very thankful for that.”

The festivities were filled with Italian food and a memento of Adrian’s trip — a gladiator impersonator.

Children have until Christmas Eve to turn in their own letters to Santa Claus online or at any Macy’s store.

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