Category Archives: Dream Come True Stories

How I Own Cerebral Palsy

How I Own Cerebral Palsy

Carmen, diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, was recently granted a dream request by the Sunshine Foundation for financial assistance to have her book, “How I Own Cerebral Palsy” published. The original wish-granting organization, the Sunshine Foundation answers the dreams of children living with life-long chronic illnesses, physical challenges, or the trauma of abuse. Carmen had a very special dream request. Bright and determined, Carmen set a goal to publish her own book, so she could share her experience of the challenges and victories as a child living with cerebral palsy. 

The Sunshine Foundation would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to longtime supporter Foster-Kearney Foundation Fund for sponsoring Carmen’s special dream come true! 

Katherine’s Special Dream Was to Own a Bike.

Katherine’s Special Dream Was to Own a Bike.

Katherine, age 16, diagnosed with low-functioning autism and ADHD. Katherine’s Special dream was to own a bike.  “Katie has wanted to ride a bike for as long as I can remember. The problem is she can’t do it. It’s one of those things that is just too hard for her. Katie has low-functioning autism, ADHD &…Continue Reading

Thanks to Lord’s Church at Lake Henry for helping Kylie with her dream come true!

Thanks to Lord’s Church at Lake Henry for helping Kylie with her dream come true!

Kylie, age 10 diagnosed with Hypoglycemia, Ehlers-Danios Syndrome. Her special dream was to go to the beach to collect shells to make stuff with, she’s very creative. She can’t wait to go swimming; she is a sweet little girl who loves sparkles and has a huge heart for others.   “We want to thank The Sunshine foundation and the generous…Continue Reading

Briella’s Aqua-tot Dream Come True!

Briella’s Aqua-tot Dream Come True!

Briella age 7, from Willow Grove, PA diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Briella loves to run, jump, climb, and explore. A fearless escape-artist, Briella is drawn to water. She also likes to sing and paint. Briella’s dream is to attend Aqua-Tots swim school where she can receive specialized individual swimming and water-safety instruction.   Thanks to Boscov’s, DRPA, The Wireless…Continue Reading

GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday

#GIVINGTUESDAY #GivingTuesday – celebrate and support giving and philanthropy! This Holiday Season, please help make children’s Dreams Come True! Sam is over 60% to his goal…donate today at https://adoptadream.org/campaigns/sam/ and help make his Dream Come True! Every $1 makes a difference! Other Ways to Support Sunshine Foundation this Holiday Season, and Throughout the Year:     Login…Continue Reading

Sunshine Ambassadors

Sunshine Ambassadors

Are you looking for online volunteer opportunities? Have you always wanted to volunteer for Sunshine Foundation in some way, but don’t live near our office in PA, our Dream Village in FL, or one of our All-Volunteer Chapters? Become a Sunshine Ambassador! Social Media Ambassador: follow us on your favorite social media sites and simply…Continue Reading

Ariel’s Dream Come True

Ariel’s Dream Come True

Ariel has Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Asthma, Epilepsy, Developmental Delays. This dream helped Ariel to overcome some of her fears, go on rides alone and was not frightened by the characters. She even enjoyed taking pictures with the characters (especially Goofy) and holding their hands. This dream improved her level of happiness and gave her a…Continue Reading

Teagen Get’s His Dream

Teagen Get’s His Dream

Our All-Volunteer Southern Ocean Chapter did it once again!! Headed by Tom Siciliano, the S.O. Chapter held it’s 22nd Annual Flue/Bluefish Tournament. The day was perfect with not a cloud in the sky!! There were many great prizes to win and lots of wonderful treats to enjoy. The beneficiary of this event was 5 year…Continue Reading

Ariel gets her dream!!

Ariel gets her dream!!

We did it!! Together we raised enough to send Ariel and her family to her dream trip in Disney!! Ariel is a great young lady who happens to have epilepsy. She loves the Disney princesses and became fast friends with Belle and Snow White at our 5k. Ariel’s big dream is to meet Minnie Mouse!! She will get to spend time at our Sunshine Foundation Dream Village and forget about any stress she has. This year our RunWalkBark4Dreams welcomed some new friends and sponsors. We want to welcome and thank Kitchen Savers and Action Karate of Newtown, PA. We would not be able to grant these special dreams without the support of our community and all of our amazing sponsors who come back and support us each year. Continue Reading

98th Operation Dreamlift

98th Operation Dreamlift

Thank You to the Mercer County All-Volunteer Chapter of the Sunshine Foundation, Miami Air International, New Jersey State Police, local and county law enforcement and fire departments, sponsors, supporters and all the wonderful volunteers that made the 98th #operationdreamlift to the Magic Kingdom a huge success!!! Watch news footage from 6 ABC Action News, Fox…Continue Reading

Dream Request Video

Dream Request Video

Kate Sample, Sunshine Foundation President, shares information about the criteria and procedure to Request a Dream for a child with chronic, life-long special needs. Please visit www.sunshinefoundation.org for more information and click on Request a Dream. Thank you to BAYADA Home Health Care for helping create this informative video!Continue Reading