Sunshine Story

Walk by Faith in the Difficult Times

Walk by Faith in the Difficult Times

Our Sunshine community is overflowing with incredible people, and it is our JOY to walk with families.  I’d like to introduce you to Mindy, one of the moms in our Year of Sunshine program. I had the privilege of meeting her and her daughter, Faith, when they were...

Spreading HOPE in the midst of crisis

Spreading HOPE in the midst of crisis

May is a special month for Spreading Sunshine. On May 4, we celebrated David “Sunshine's” birthday. David is the inspiration behind Spreading Sunshine. Thank you for all who gave financially to celebrate David's birthday and support the mission of Spreading Sunshine...

The Sun Will Come Out Again

The Sun Will Come Out Again

Two years ago my life was dark. Despite the blazing June sun, I could only see clouds. I checked into a Ronald McDonald House, leaving my husband and kids behind because our new child still growing inside me was sick. I was 34 weeks pregnant with a baby who had a...

The Unsung Heroes

The Unsung Heroes

written by Dawn, a mother to six children, two of which have Friedreichs Ataxia, a rare, genetic and progressive, neuromuscular disease. hero: a person admired for achievements and noble qualities.Merriam-Webster My kids asked me what it meant to be a hero. I...

Choose Prayer

Choose Prayer

written by Dawn Graczyk,a mom in our Sunshine community Despite the little ones on my lap, I was feeling terribly alone. Yet another member of our rare disease community had died. It hit me hard; I couldn’t help but wonder at the future before me.  I couldn’t...