Sunshine Foundation

Sunshine Extends a Heartfelt Thank You to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

As we wrap up our 60th Sunshine DreamLift, the Sunshine Dream Team wanted to share a special thank you to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, CA who’s support and dedication were an essential part of making the day a dream come true.

Krista Minnice,  National Programs Manager for The Sunshine Foundation of Canada:

“The Sunshine DreamLift would not be what it is without the amazingly wonderful volunteers who we work with at the Orange County Sheriff`s Department. They have adopted The Sunshine Foundation as part of their family and in doing so, have taken us under their wings to ensure that every experience with them is a positive one. The genuine excitement and the care that they provide to each child who comes on the DreamLift is so special. They are incredible hosts to our group and we are so appreciative of their support.

This DreamLift posed a very special situation. When we received the news as we were awaiting take off at John Wayne Airport that we could not take off,  my cell phone rang immediately and a sense of relief and comfort came over me as I heard Marilyn’s voice on the other end telling me everything was going to be ok and that she would take care of us. When we got off the plane and were  greeted by all of the officers waiting to help us, the words escape me for how much that meant to all of us. It was already an emotional experience for everyone but to see the Orange County Sheriff’s lined up and waiting to help us get home was something that I struggle to find the words to express my gratitude. I was completely overwhelmed by the out poring of support and care that we received.  I hope that each of you know how valuable you are to us and how much we all truly appreciate everything that you did to get us all back home safely. We are so grateful for the support that we receive from the Orange County Sheriffs.  

Marilyn, Kim and your entire team at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and John Wayne Airport, in two small little words that mean more that you can ever imagine, THANK YOU!” 

In appreciation, from our hearts to yours, please view our thank you video:

 

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