Sunshine Kids enjoying a day at the beach

Brock Little
Brock Little

By Roger Mari - bio | email

WAIMEA BAY (KHNL) - They took in a day of surf at Waikiki beach Monday.

Tuesday, the Sunshine Kids enjoy an afternoon on the north shore following a trip to Pearl Harbor.

Some of these Sunshine Kids have never seen a beach before, others have, but not quite like the ones in Hawaii.

"I was telling a friend, the beaches here are so much different from home because they're actually blue water, it's beautiful," said 17-year-old Zachary Infante.

Surprised with the beauty of the blue water, and grateful seven North Shore lifeguards took the time to make sure they were safe in the ocean. The smiles on the lifeguards faces were just as big as the ones on the kids they're protecting.

"Waimea Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and getting them to come down here and have a good time is, I'm lucky I was here," said Brock Little.

"It's amazing to know that people out here in Hawaii, even people who help out the Sunshine Kids really care about us, and really care about giving us a good experience," said Infante.

Part of the healing process is keeping hope alive, and taking things day-by-day. It can be a struggle at times but trips like this one help these kids forget the past and look forward to a healthy life.

"It's getting my mind off all the things I went through in the hospital and dealing with chemo. It's like there is paradise," said Infante.

A paradise found at one of the most beautiful places in Hawaii.

The Sunshine Kids were also treated with a surprise appearance by Hawaii musician Jack Johnson.

Next up, a day of sailing and snorkeling in Waikiki.