Marlie’s Roller Coaster Adventure

Marlie, diagnosed with chronic fetal alcohol disorder, was dreaming of a beach vacation to Florida where she could ride rides and see the princesses. Thanks to Sunshine Foundation’s generous donors, Marlie’s dream came true!

Thank you from Marlie’s Family

“Marlie’s favorite thing she did was ride ALL the roller coasters; she loved hulk! She was happy to ride ALL the rides and go to the beach to play in the sand. She is going home tired but full of memories. We had a blast, and we made lots of memories that I know I will never forget.” – Marlie’s mom, Shelley

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

The CDC describes effects of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders to “include physical problems and problems with behavior and learning. Often, a person with an FASD has a mix of these problems.” The impact of the symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome can range from mild to severe.


We are grateful to Adopt a Dream donors for answering Marlie’s dream!

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