In case there were people in the world who weren’t already familiar with the genius of Marc Jacobs, here’s another reason for his sainthood. California teen Jennifer Ridgeley, who is suffering from Hodgkin’s lymphoma, told the Kids Wish Network that her dream was to meet Marc Jacobs. The organization hooked up Jennifer with a shopping spree, a free trip to New York, and a meeting with Marc himself. (There’s a photo of the two at left.) And this was no “shake hands and move on” celebrity-meeting experience:

As for meeting Marc Jacobs, I can’t even put into words how incredible it was,” said Ridgley. “We started by touring his studio beginning in the Marc Jacobs collection show room and walking all the way through where they put everything together and even into the storage rooms full of organized boxes of buttons and various materials. It’s so neat thinking about how that’s where everything starts. After the tour, we watched a recording of the Fall 2010 collection runway show which was awesome, getting to talk to Marc about it while watching it. After this, we hopped into a taxi and headed over to the Marc by Marc Jacobs store to do some shopping, which was so much fun. I was in heaven picking out and trying on all of the clothes and stepping out to model them. Having Marc’s opinion and approval made it all so special and meaningful.”

Ten points for Marc Jacobs – just because you’re a fashionista doesn’t mean you’re not also a good person.