Family trip for a military family

My name is Andrea and my hope is to send my sister, Marlena, her husband, and 2 kids on a family vacation. Marlena’s husband, Antonio, has been serving in the U.S. Navy for the past 7 years. Unfortunately he will be stationed in Japan for the next 2-3 years come January 2018. With his job in the military being so demanding and a guaranteed deployment for a minimum of 9 months, they have decided that it is best for Marlena and their two children (4 year old daughter and 9 month old son) to stay in California, hence they do not know when they will see Antonio after he leaves in January.

On Antonio’s last deployment, he missed the birth of their first child and did not meet her until she was 9 months old. This time around, he will again miss out on precious moments such as his daughter’s first day of school, his son’s first words and of course holidays and birthdays.

Before Antonio leaves, they so badly want to take a family vacation. They asked their daughter if she could go anywhere on vacation where would it be, and like many other kids she picked Disneyland. On behalf of my family and I, we would love to make with this come true for them before they are separated many miles away. We appreciate any donation, big or small. Please feel free to share with others. We thank you all in advance for your efforts to make this happen for them!


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Organizer and beneficiary

Andrea Buenvenida 
La Mesa, CA
Marlena Dunlap 
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