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Sunshine Kids Enjoy Day at Sea Life Park

Sunshine Kids traveling group enjoys a day with the dolphins at Sea Life Park. Sunshine Kids traveling group enjoys a day with the dolphins at Sea Life Park.
16 year-old Zach Mesch kisses a dolphin 16 year-old Zach Mesch kisses a dolphin

MAKAPU'U (KHNL) - A group of special children who live with cancer every day are in Hawaii for a week, spent Wednesday with the dolphins at Sea Life Park.

The teens are from Sunshine Kids a Houston based non-profit organization founded in 1982 by Oahu resident Rhoda Tomasco. It's dedicated to children with cancer. 29 kids with cancer, from seven different hospitals across the US, arrived on Sunday to begin a week long adventure on Oahu.

Many of them, like Zach Mesch, a 16 year old with non-Hodgkins lymphoma, are visiting Hawaii for the first time. He thinks about Hawaii when he's in the hospital in Colorado. "When I'm about to go through really painful stuff like big shots in the legs, I just think of somewhere. I think of Hawaii, what it's like, and it got me through it."

Prudential Locations Foundation donated $2,000 to the Sunshine Kids to help offset the expenses.

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