Sunshine Foundation

Mickey Mouse and Frozen Dream Come True

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Belleville, ON – Meeting the lead characters from Disney’s Frozen - Anna, Elsa and Olaf, would be a dream come true for 8-year-old Vera…just as long as Disney’s favourite mouse Mickey is also in attendance. Vera, who lives with congenital heart disease and a subaortic obstruction of the membrane, faces challenges most children her age will never have to face. Medical regimes  and barriers related to her illness are a constant for Vera but her spirit is bright and her dreams arebig.

Thanks to The Sunshine Foundation of Canada and kind supporters like WINNERS and HomeSense, Vera’s dream is coming true. Along with her parents Ken and Rita, Vera will travel to Orlando, Florida to meet the cast of Frozen and the lovable Mickey Mouse.

Vera’s family has chosen to celebrate her Dream Presentation publicly at their local HomeSense store. She will be presented with her customized Sunshine Dream of a family trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, August 13th at 11:00 am at the HomeSense store on 190 Bell Boulevard, Belleville, ON.

WINNERS and HomeSense stores have been a national partner to The Sunshine Foundation of Canada since 1999. Since beginning their relationship WINNERS and HomeSense stores have helped raise $8.6 million dollars to fulfill the most cherished dreams of Canadian children living with severe physical disabilities or life threatening illnesses from coast to coast. “Since 1999, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our customers, we have had the privilege to help make dreams come true for children across Canada,” said Erin O’Brien, spokesperson for WINNERS & HomeSense.  “We are honoured to partner once again this year with The Sunshine Foundation to continue to help raise awareness and funds to support such a wonderfulcause.”

Sunshine has fulfilled dreams for more than 8,000 kids across Canada since 1987. Each Sunshine Dreamer is officially presented with their unique personal Sunshine Dream at either a private or public Dream Presentation, a celebration for the Sunshine child, his or her family, friends and community.

Media are invited to attend. Please download media release for details.