In the 1960's, Philadelphia police officer Bill Sample was assigned to a local children's hospital. He encountered critically ill, and often terminally ill, children and saw first hand how these children's families were burdened not only by mounting medical bills, but also by the frustration of not being able to provide their children's special dream. In 1976, Bill took out a personal loan and, with the help of others, started Sunshine Foundation and began making dreams come true for these truly deserving children.
"Not all children are able to run and play and enjoy life. Many are innocent victims of birth defects, accidents and deadly diseases. Shouldn't each child know that somebody cares enough to see his or her dream come true?" -Bill Sample
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