A Dream Comes True: Trip to Orlando for 4 Year Old Girl with Cerebral Palsy

A Dream Comes True: Trip to Orlando for 4 Year Old Girl with Cerebral Palsy

Hannah Fox to visit the theme parks (Disney, Universal, Sea World) compliments of Sunshine Foundation

Philadelphia, PA August 5, 2011 – Bringing balloons and gifts, Sunshine Foundation President Kate Sample will be awarding 4 year old Hannah Fox a Dream Come True a trip to Orlando, Florida and the theme parks for her and her parents. Dana and James Fox and her 6 brothers and sisters. As a result of this Dream Come True Hannah will gain some welcome relief from grueling medical treatments.

Born with Cerebral Palsy, Hannah recently came through a major medical crisis. Last spring Hannah suffered from septic shock, a result of a serious infection. She almost died. She was on a respirator and was in a coma for 4 days. It was a nightmare for her parents who could only stand by and watch as their beautiful little girl struggled in the ICU at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Hannah is a fighter and came through the ordeal. After a month, she was able to rejoin her four sisters and two brothers at home.

According to her mother Dana, Hannah is a beautiful little girl who has the most beautiful smile that can light up a darkened room. She doesn’t walk or talk, but she is the angel and glue for the family. She brings joy and lots of love and when she grows up she wants to be a princess. She loves to play dress up with her sisters and listens to music.
Hannah is a huge Disney fan.

The Sunshine Foundation will be sending the family of 9 to visit Orlando on September 8th, just 2 days after Hannah’s 5th birthday. The family is thrilled to have this opportunity to grant their little girl an opportunity of a lifetime. Without assistance from Sunshine, this trip could never happen. The family lives on less than $30,000 per year and their focus is on the necessities of life. The Sunshine Foundation is a 34-year-old charitable organization with a mission to answer the dreams of chronically ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to 18. Since its inception in 1976 the foundation has granted more than 35,000 dreams to children who are chronically ill and abused.