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  • Santa’s Sanford Session

    BrightStart Sanford put together a big holiday celebration for patients and families, topped off with a visit from Santa Claus himself! Santa brought gifts, cheer, and sometimes tears to all the good girls and boys. Now he’s on his way north, and said something about getting ready for a big day. BrightStart is so grateful […]

  • Santa Gets a Winter Garden Welcome!

    BrightStart Winter Garden got a Tuesday morning surprise visit from Santa Claus, and a gaggle of his elves, too! We were so glad to welcome a number of our families to a holiday celebration with plenty of fun … that is, a room of adults trying to coax children into visiting with the man in […]

  • Monday Surprise at Orlando: Santa, Santa, Santa!

    Monday morning got off to a pretty chilly start, the kind that reminds people of Christmas … And wouldn’t you know it, BrightStart Pediatrics Orlando got a surprise early visit from Santa Claus himself! Santa took time to visit with all the boys and girls at BrightStart (every child in the building is on the […]

  • Sanford’s Trunk-or-Treat

    BrightStart Sanford rolled into the fall spirit with Trunk-or-Treat! A very special thank you goes out to our friends and neighbors in the Brio Business Center, who met the BrightStart army with plenty of treats and smiles. Perfect fall temperatures (that is, not roasting alive in costumes) got the gang motivated to roll through a […]

  • Winter Garden’s Halloween ’17

    BrightStart Winter Garden hit the downtown area for some trick-or-treat fun on Friday – and it was all treats. Our newest center is growing so we had more cuteness to show off to our local businesses, who again generously supported and encouraged us. Thank you to all of our friends in the Winter Garden community […]

  • BrightStart Sanford Pumpkin Patch Trip

    Somewhere, it’s fall – when the landscape changes color, and the weather cools down, and the pumpkins come out. Here in Central Florida … the pumpkins come out.   The crew from BrightStart Sanford took a trip to the Pumpkin Patch at Community United Methodist Church in Casselberry, and spent a morning soaking up some […]

  • Winter Garden Super Friday

    BrightStart Winter Garden celebrated their first Super Friday with a surprise visit from Wonder Woman, Rapunzel (in Florida attire) and the Dark Side’s very own Darth Vader! It was perfect to have the Amazon Warrior stop in, with a couple of our patients showing their fan support, while Bat-Baby and Batgirl enjoyed themselves along side […]

  • Photo: BrightStart Sanford group on mall field trip

    Seminole Towne Center Mall Crawl

    This week at BrightStart, our therapy included getting kids into the wide open spaces of a large retail complex.   The Room Four gang from Sanford took the big ride to the Seminole Towne Center, where they rocked the Kiddie Rides, went crazy for the Cubby Caboose Mini Express, and finally just owned the food […]

  • A Cool Visit From Frozen Friends!

    What a cool way to celebrate a birthday! Patients from our BrightStart Sanford and Orlando centers got together for a special visit from some very special friends, Frost Sisters Elsa and Anna.   The girls entertained their fans with story time, face and hand painting and – you guessed it – songs!   BrightStart thanks […]

  • BrightStart at Make ‘m Smile 2017

    This year’s Make ‘m Smile event, the annual party sponsored by Nathaniel’s Hope, was big fun for everyone!   Thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit with us on Saturday, June 3rd, and a very special thanks to the hardest working face painters in the world: Claudia, Jael & Yazmin!   Now then, sit […]