The NYPD's Sunshine Kids Organization has been granting wishes for children suffering from cancer for the past four years. This year 24 kids were flown in from all over the United States and treated to a showing of "School of Rock" on Broadway, a tour through the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and an up close and personal meet and greet with a horse from the Mounted Division.
Sunshine Kids Organizations regional director Brooks Tomb told the New York Post, "They've been dealt a bad hand, this terrible disease, and yet they're so positive and they come and they're excited and so, whatever we can do to make their life better, their day better, we're here to do it." Brooks added, "It's a great day for the kids and the cops."
Thirteen-year-old Cora who traveled from Seattle Hospital in Washington said, "I think it's really cool that you get to meet all these people that have kind of gone through the same thing as you. It's cool that everyone's come together and you get to meet everyone." Cora added that the trip had really lifted her spirits.
Jared, another cancer patient from out of town said his favorite part of The Sunshine Kids trip is having the chance to visit New York City for a full week.
The Sunshine Kids Organization plans on taking the kids to at least three more Broadway shows and on a private boat tour before the week is over.
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