That was the magic formula that produced a magical day for a terminally ill child in Hesperia. The San Bernardino Sheriff's Safety Employees Benefit Association has worked closely with the Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation to provide wishes for seriously ill children throughout the Inland Empire for the past six years. On 16 November 2002, Sheriff's Deputy Marion Balsitis used her Hesperia Police patrol car to escort a white limousine carrying 19 month old Jayson Sebby and his mom Susan to the Victorville Toys-r-us. Jayson is a precious little ball of fire who is terminally ill with stage IV neuroblastoma cancer. This was his day to have the sunshine on his face and thanks to a donation from SEBA, Jayson was going to buy toys until his heart was content.

Upon arrival at the toy store Jayson was met by the store manager Theresa Boylynn, her staff, lots of balloons and Geoffrey the Toys-r-us Giraffe. Once the shopping started Jayson was the one with all the energy and the rest of us were worn out from trying to keep up with him! Stopping to sit and play on the floor with a toy once in awhile were the only breaks Jayson  took in an hour of unbridled joy. At the end of his whirlwind wish Jayson had managed to grab miniature cars, a fire truck, a stick pony, building blocks, a tricycle and enough other toys to total a whopping $3,000 dollars!!! Once we loaded everything into the limo and departed for home, the typical boy in Jayson took over and all he played with during the ride home was the balloons he received from the Toys-r-us staff (so much for all those great toys)!!!

Jayson is one of the sweetest little boys I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and every member of SEBA deserves a pat on the back for bringing such joy into this little boy's life. Thank you Deputy Balsitis, Victorville Toys-r-us and SEBA for making this child's dream come true.

Sr. Deputy Sheriff Corky Bell
Executive Director, DCMF
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