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Sailing takes them away from sickness

Sailing takes them away from sickness

Seven-year-old Lynn Gulli, a leukemia patient at Yale New Haven Hospital, takes over steering the Violet during Valiant Voyages trip in Stonington Harbor on Sunday, Aug. 27. The program gives patients and their families a break from hospitals and treatments. Redding man gives children with cancer a day on the sea Tim Dokter looks forward to weekends. That’s when he brightens the world for seriously ill children, even if it’s just for a few hours. The Redding resident takes the children and their families out on a private boat through Valiant Voyages, a nonprofit organization he founded in 2013. During the rides, captain Roger Lancaster, who who owns the boat, Learn more
Young Leukemia Patient Sails with Valiant Voyages on 1911 Ship

Young Leukemia Patient Sails with Valiant Voyages on 1911 Ship

Seven-year-old Lynn Gulli, a leukemia patient at Yale New Haven Hospital, takes over steering the Violet during Valiant Voyages trip in Stonington Harbor on Sunday, Aug. 27. The program gives patients and their families a break from hospitals and treatments. Program Takes Families Away from Treatment Regimens for Adventurous Break STONINGTON, CT – September 14, 2017 – Valiant Voyages for kids with cancer or other serious illnesses had its first excursion on the Violet out of Dodson’s Boatyard on Sunday, August 27.  Seven-year-old Lynn Gulli was the guest of honor along with her brother, Rocky, and their parents, Cindy and Rocco of Greenwich, CT. The family learned of the program Learn more
Valiant Voyages Makes First Trip from Captain’s Cove Seaport

Valiant Voyages Makes First Trip from Captain’s Cove Seaport

Organization for kids with cancer or other serious illnesses treats children and their families to a day of departure from hospitals and treatments BRIDGEPORT, CT – July 8, 2013 — After years working towards this goal, Tim Dokter realized his dream for Valiant Voyages for kids with cancer and other serious illnesses. Departing from Captain’s Cove Seaport, the organization took out its first family for a day of adventure on the high seas of Long Island Sound. Inspired by organizations like the Imus Ranch for kids with cancer, Dokter has established Valiant Voyages to give these children an opportunity to leave their illness behind for a while and take on Learn more