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Sunshine Foundation, headquartered in Feasterville, PA, is the original wish granting organization that goes beyond a life-threatening or terminal diagnosis, answering the dreams of chronically ill, physically challenged and abused children, ages three to eighteen, whose families are unable to fulfill their requests due to the financial strain that may be caused by the child’s illness.

In 1976 a Philadelphia police officer, Bill Sample, was assigned to protective duty at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. There he encountered critically ill and terminally ill children, and saw firsthand how these

children's families were burdened. Bill took

out a $4,000 personal loan and, started the

Sunshine Foundation and began making

dreams come true for chronically ill, seriously

ill, physically challenged and abused children.

Sunshine Foundation strives to bring joy to

children who need us most.

Meet Addie. In October 2013 Addie (and her family) received a Dream Come True from Sunshine Foundation! Addie’s dream was to go to Orlando to meet the Disney Princesses. Even before they left, Addie already knew what an amazing journey this was turning out to be for them! They had made new friends and the excitement of their upcoming vacation made a real impact on all of them! It helped Addie through some doctors appointments and a pretty big surgery that year.