News Release, Sunshine Foundation

Bryans Road, MD-March 3, 2020: 10-year-old Saqira from Bryans Road, diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, is getting ready for her Dream Come True trip to Orlando, Florida to visit the area theme parks through the Sunshine Foundation.  The Sunshine Foundation answers the dreams of children living with life-long chronic illnesses, physical challenges or the trauma of abuse from income-limited families.  Saqira will travel to Orlando with her parents and sister later this month.  

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While in Central Florida, Saqira and her family will visit LEGOLAND Florida, Universal Orlando, and Walt Disney World theme parks. One of the highlights of the trip is the family’s stay at the Sunshine Foundation Dream Village, a 22-acre resort featuring fairy-tale themed cottages and amenities equipped for the special needs of youth like Saqira.

The family’s stay at the Dream Village will be a welcomed respite from the daily challenges that the diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes brings to a family.

The Sunshine Foundation provides these Dream Come True trips for children that are turned away from all other wish-granting organizations that require a life-threatening or critical diagnosis. Sunshine Foundation relies on the generosity of donations from individuals and corporations to make these dreams a reality.

Since 1976, Sunshine Foundation has spread Sunshine into the lives of more than 41,000 children in the United States, and it remains one of the nation’s top-rated wish-granting charities serving the terminally ill or chronically ill. For more information, please visit

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