Children with cancer face long stays in hospitals,feeling scared, depressed and lonely. We offer them fun group activities that promote self-esteem and personal accomplishment. We help kids do what they are meant to do...have fun and celebrate life!
Real Life"In 2009, I was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, in my left ankle. It was my love for sports that helped us detect the otherwise unknown tumor. After multiple injuries during baseball and football seasons and lots of tests, doctors informed me that it was a cancerous bone tumor and I was admitted to the hospital. Nine months of intensive chemotherapy and surgery for amputation was necessary for survival. Shortly after my surgery healed, one of our wonderful nurses told me about the Sunshine Kids Foundation and with the approval of my doctors, I was invited to attend the "The Mid-Summer Night's Dream" in Long Beach, California.
It was an incredible week-long experience I will never forget! The Sunshine Kids Foundation has helped me realize that there are people out there who really care about what kids with cancer are going through. They provide an outlet for children who are fighting cancer, so they can get together, draw strength to cope with their treatment and hope to keep fighting the fight. We realize that we are NOT in this alone!"
--Sunshine Kid, Stephen
Steven is now in remission, wears a prosthesis and is even sprinting with his new leg. He is currently a Senior in high school in California. He participates in the annual "Biking for America" 30-mile charity ride, plays varsity baseball, varsity football and has been featured in several local newspapers including an article in the U.S.A. Paralympics News.