Bennett, with optic nerve hypoplasia, enjoyed family time in Disney.
Olivia’s Wild Adventures and Magical Moments
Olivia, a young dreamer with a heart full of hope and resilience, faced the challenges of epilepsy and glaucoma. Despite her health struggles, Olivia held onto her dreams, and her wish was nothing short of magical. With the unwavering support of the Sunshine Foundation, her dream unfolded into an extraordinary adventure.
Olivia’s dream took her to the enchanting world of Disney World, where magic knows no bounds. From the captivating meet and greets with beloved characters to the mesmerizing attractions, every moment was a testament to the power of dreams. Olivia’s favorite park turned out to be Animal Kingdom, where the wonders of the animal kingdom mirrored the magic of her own journey.
Thank you from Olivia
In Olivia’s own words, “I had a wonderful time; I enjoyed the meet and greets with the characters. Animal Kingdom was my favorite park. Thank you so much to the Sunshine Foundation for giving me the opportunity to have my dream fulfilled. This has been an amazing experience.” Olivia’s gratitude echoes the sentiment of many dreamers whose lives have been touched by the Sunshine Foundation’s commitment to spreading joy and creating unforgettable memories.
Olivia is diagnosed with epilepsy and glaucoma. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defines epilepsy as a “chronic brain disorder in which groups of nerve cells, or neurons, in the brain, sometimes send the wrong signals and cause seizures.” The National Institute of Health states that glaucoma symptoms include gradual loss of peripheral (side) vision and can lead to loss of central vision.
None of this would have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors, the All-Volunteer Ocean City Cape Atlantic Chapter and Sunshine Foundation’s Gala. Their commitment to making dreams a reality has made a profound impact on Olivia’s life and the lives of many others. We extend our heartfelt thanks to our sponsor for being a beacon of hope and for contributing to the magic that transforms dreams into cherished memories.