N.J. Kids With Illnesses, Special Needs Get 'Dreamlift' Trip To Disney World

More than 100 kids were flown to Disney World the "Happiest Place on Earth" to enjoy themselves and to escape from the reality of doctors' appointments, therapy and other medical care, if just for a few hours. 

The excursion is sponsored by the Mercer County chapter of the Sunshine Foundation, whose mission is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages 3 to 18.

"Operation Dreamlift" takes a year of planning and about $200,000, but the organizers and volunteers say it's worth it to see the smiles on the kids' faces.

A cast of Disney characters, mascots, dozens of police officers and troopers, firefighters and politicians helped send the group off.

 

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A college football player, who earned a lot of fans around the country for a play he actually made off the field, has finally received some good news after a week of disappointment and heartbreak.

Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph went viral last year after a photograph was shared on social media showing him eating lunch with an autistic boy at his middle school.

Rudolph and some of his teammates visited the school to spend some time with students in the cafeteria when he noticed one boy, Bo Paske, sitting by himself. So Rudolph grabbed a couple of slices of pizza and joined him for lunch. The gesture ended up having a huge impact on Bo and especially Bo's mother, who was brought to tears by the touching gesture.

Last week, Bo and his family were rooting for Rudolph to be selected in the NFL Draft, but his name was never called. It was a heartbreaking finish to a tragic week for Rudolph who, just days earlier, lost his father who was killed in an accidental shooting.

 But Rudolph is getting another chance to realize his dream. Though he was not drafted, he was signed as a free agent by the New York Giants and will get a chance to make the team this summer.

 

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