“The Happiest Place in Maine"
Camp Sunshine is the heartbeat of a family with a child who has a life threatening illness and has become a shining light in my life. It is a place where children and families can be themselves and thrive in an atmosphere of love, support and acceptance, while bonding with other families going through similar circumstances.
Volunteering at camp humbled me and brought new meaning into my life. I was honored and grateful for the opportunity to share the week with some incredible families who allowed me to be part of their courageous journey. Ironically, these same families did not realize the impact they made on me. Seeing their children’s bright eyes and shining smiles was the best gift I could have received. At the end of the week, families were thanking the volunteers, but it was I who needed to thank them. Overcome by this experience, I decided to pursue the Wish Boat Challenge after hearing some of the children’s wishes stating how much they did not want to leave Camp Sunshine. In fact, there were tears, not surrounding their illness but over the thought of leaving fun, friendships, campfires and connections.
Please join my dream team and help me raise $2,500 to send a family to camp at no cost. Together we can make a difference and continue to spread sunshine on the place that some campers call "the happiest place on earth." Thank you in advance for your donation and support.