A Trip To The Zoo — Angel Embrace

The Suchla family loves the zoo; Dad Brian specifically loved giraffes. They were planning a family trip to the zoo when Brian passed away.


Angel Wings Embrace was able to provide a fun-filled day at the Milwaukee County Zoo for the Suchla family, continuing a family tradition they had with their father.


They started off their experience with a 2-night stay at the Brookfield Sonesta hotel. Their day at the zoo began with a parking pass and zoo admission for Pam, her son and daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren. The Suchla family received a private meet-and-greet and photo-op with the sea lion and seal stars of the Ocean Connections show!


Angel Wings Embrace also provided the family with tickets to the zoo’s train, carousel, sky glider, a special Lego exhibit, zoo mobile tour, topping off the day with the family getting a chance to feed the giraffes! The Suchla family was given a gift certificate for food and treats throughout the day along with a trip to the gift shop! They also received adorable matching t-shirts with a giraffe coming out of the breast pocket. Pam’s three grandchildren Blake, Easton and Brynlee received cuddly giraffe stuffed animals. The adults were given colorful giraffe keychains.


It is always an honor to serve families like the Suchla’s, and we are happy to have been able to provide a fun and memorable family outing for them.

Lighthouse Family Retreat — Angel Enhance


Angel Wings Enhance granted “enhanced” support to the wonderful Won Family (Mike, Anne, Ella Joy & Asaph) to help make their Lighthouse Family Retreat mission, created to strengthen families living through childhood cancer, a reality.


“We are extremely thankful for the privilege to serve a family with a child recently battling cancer. We had been praying every day for the family even before we met them. We called it Christmas Day because it was so exciting to finally get to meet them.


One night we celebrated unbirthday because many cancer kids do not get to celebrate their birthdays because they are getting Chemo treatment in the hospital. We ate pizza, ice cream, danced and played games. We watched the kids as the retreat family parents went out to dinner for a “date night” and also when the Mom’s went out for a special lunch. We got an opportunity to have a night of praise on the beach with the retreat families which was truly a blessing and special. We had a special dinner on the beach the last night.


It was a privilege to get to serve this family. We made hope jars full of encouraging messages and Bible verses for each family member. We will continue praying for our retreat family, it is about our hearts really wanting to serve and love them. Thank you for this opportunity to allow us to serve this family!” ~Anne Won


Rubber Duck “Give Back” Mission — Angel Enhance



Angel Wings granted “Enhanced” support to the Bordignon Family to fulfill their Rubber Duck “Give Back” Mission. We had received this request from a recipient of one of our AOMS ducks last summer that were caringly dropped from a bridge to those below by Board members and volunteers as an outreach mission to create awareness and support of Angel On My Shoulder. Angel Wings Enhance provided AOMS Rubber Ducks to this caring family so they could “give back” and honor their loved one in this very meaningful and special way.


Message from the DiFranco and Bordignon families:


“Last year, while vacationing in Minocqua, there was a family dropping down rubber ducks from the Bearskin Bridge. The ducks had “Angel On My Shoulder” printed on them. We too lost someone very special to cancer in 2020 and thought it would be great to do the same from the bridge when we go back to Minocqua this summer.


On Aug 1, 2021 the DiFranco and Bordignon families walked out to a bridge overlooking beautiful Lake Minocqua and dropped several rubber ducks into boats, spreading the message of “Angel on my Shoulder” charity.


We did this one year and two weeks after the loss of our dear brother, son, father, grandpa, husband and uncle, Dr. Charles DiFranco who passed away from complications from a brain tumor. Chuck was an incredible mentor to everyone, always giving of himself selflessly.


Chuck was a Periodontist who took incredible care of his patients for almost 40 years. He was married to Kim, father to three sons and grandfather to seven. He loved being on the water and would have loved seeing our family, all together sharing his memory on that bridge. We felt him in spirit for sure and it was a tremendous healing experience for the entire family.


A huge thank you to Nancy for helping us coordinate this day. We worked on it for a long time.


Love, The DiFranco and Bordignon families.”