“In a million years, I could never thank you for the gift you gave my daughter following the death of her father. I can never take the pain from her but with the help of Snowball Express she is able to bond with other beautiful children who share the same tragic circumstance,” said the wife of a soldier killed in Iraq.
These comments were echoed by countless parents who have lost family in the Middle East conflict.
They came to Southern California last holiday season with their children at the invitation of Snowball Express, a Costa Mesa-based organization aiming to create a network of hope for families of slain soldiers.
Snowball Express raised money to bring countless innocent conflict victims to Disneyland for a weekend of carefree pleasure.
This year, the campaign has begun raising desperately needed funds.
Organizers hope to bring more than a 1,000 children and their parents to the second annual Snowball Express Disneyland weekend, which begins Friday, Nov. 30, with a dinner and show at The Anaheim Grove.