On February 12, 1992, Sabriya's family received the type of
news that no family wants, expects or ever deserves. Without any warning or
prior illness their beautiful and gifted 17 year old daughter, Sabriya Ihsan
Bakewell, was diagnosed with leukemia. Just 77 days later, on April 28,
1992 this bright and shining star, like thousands of other children throughout
the country, lost her fight and passed on.
During her hospitalization, Sabriya’s family quickly realized
there was no happiness, comfort or joy other than through their efforts or the television
set. After Sabriya passed, the
family directed their grief toward helping other ill children and their families.
Sabriya's Castle of Fun Foundation was created in honor
of Sabriya’s life and fun spirit. She
loved life and respected all people. Sabriya was outgoing,
athletic, and extremely motivated. She was a true inspiration to all who
Now, thanks to the Sabriya’s Castle of
Fun™ Foundation and their innovative program of "Fun
Therapy" thousands of children and their families have the gift of
love, laughter, and fun to support them and make their lives better.