The Sunshine Foundation of Canada

For over 34 years, Sunshine has fulfilled dreams for more than 8,500 children across Canada living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. Sunshine Dream Programs help change the lives of children and youth by fulfilling customized dream opportunities and experiences that help them develop a brighter future.   

Sunshine Dreams in 2021 & 2022:
The pandemic has created a growing mental health crisis across Canada. Months of isolation, financial stress, and anxiety is affecting the mental well-being of young people. Limitations in being able to engage in activities that support their development are contributing to their risk of mental health challenges.

For many of these kids, a Sunshine Dream experience is the only hopeful thing they have and plays an essential role in their personal growth and health management. They need us more than ever.

Juwann’s Sunshine Dream
Juwann’s bedroom has been transformed into his very own JAWS themed paradise, and it wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of donors like you. 

If you’re a big JAWS fan, you know the most iconic and intense scenes are when the people get eaten. This is also Juwann’s favourite part. He loves the movie so much, that he watches it every day. So naturally, like any JAWS fan, a bedroom modeled after the movie is a dream come true for this young Oshawa, ON Sunshine dreamer.

Juwann lives with severe cerebral palsy that limits his physical mobility. He enjoys spending a lot of time in his bedroom because it is the one place that he feels most comfortable. His dream to have a JAWS themed bedroom makeover came true this summer thanks to Sunshine donors like you, just in time for his birthday.

A special feature of Juwann’s new room is a custom-designed boat bed frame that hugs his hospital bed and resembles the boat in the movie. This room is also decked out with shark-themed accessories and a VR headset with a Shark Diving Game.

This year of isolation, financial stress, and anxiety has put significant stress on the mental health of many kids and youth across Canada. Juwann's dream gave him something to look forward to and is now a joyful space that helps him express his style and passion. 

Support Sunshine this Giving Tuesday
Giving kids hope and encouragement that their dream will soon come true is the best antidote during these challenging times. Your support will help us reach our goal of raising funds to fulfill life-changing dreams for kids and youth across Canada in 2022.
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