Chelsea Forant of Springfield, Ohio, was recently granted a dream from the Sunshine Foundation for an accessible walkway. Chelsea lives with the challenges of static encephalopathy, a damage or disease that affects the brain.
“We are so grateful to the Sunshine Foundation for gifting us an accessible walkway to our yard. Chelsea is now able to safely access our yard and participate in outdoor activities with her sisters. We recently had several friends over for a fire pit gathering and making s’mores. Chelsea was able to join in because of our new walkway,” said Chelsea’s mother, Shannon.
Sunshine Foundation answers dreams to children with life-long chronic conditions such as: spina bifida, cerebral palsy, profound low-functioning (Level 3) autism, Down syndrome, hydrocephalus, severe epilepsy, Sickle Cell Disease, blindness, deafness, trauma from abuse, and others.
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To make these dreams a reality for children that may be turned away from other wish-granting organizations that require a life-threatening or critical diagnosis, Sunshine Foundation relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations, and corporations.
Chelsea’s “Dream Come True” was made possible through a generous donation from the annual Smith family Tricky Tray event, a former Sunshine Foundation dream recipient family, paying it forward.
The most common request is a Magical Dream to visit Disney World, Legoland, SeaWorld, and Universal Studios while choosing to stay at the Sunshine Foundation Dream Village near Disney. Sunshine Foundation also answers Special Dreams: shopping sprees, computers and iPads, outdoor playsets, above-ground swimming pools, family trips, cruises, adaptive tricycles and other special needs equipment, plus many more.
Since 1976, Sunshine Foundation has spread Sunshine into the lives of more than 41,900 children throughout the United States. For more information or to make a donation, please visit www.sunshinefoundation.org.
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