5-year-old receives trip of a lifetime from two national charities

Katie, Scarlett and Shane Gibson, Valley News staff photographer, are awarded a trip to visit all the amusement parks in Orlando, Florida, by Baking Memories 4 Kids and Panera Bread’s Share the Dough recently. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
During a Zoom call with her family recently, 5-year-old Scarlett Gibson of Temecula received the surprise of a lifetime when she awarded an all-expense-paid trip to Orlando, Florida, to visit all of her favorite amusement parks from Baking Memories 4 Kids. The New York organization, which partnered with Encinitas’ Share the Dough and Manna Development Group of Panera Bread utilizes funds raised through cookie sales and donation programs like Change for Children at Panera to provide children with life-threatening illnesses or experiences with trips to make memories for a lifetime. The Gibson family was nominated as a beneficiary of the gift by Rady’s Children’s Hospital. Roughly 29 weeks into Katie Gibson’s pregnancy with Scarlett, she developed severe preeclampsia symptoms
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