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Sunshine Brotherhood

The Sunshine Brotherhood provides financial support by “Loving it Forward” to fellow Firefighters and First Responders in time of personal crisis. In 2015 the Sunshine Brotherhood was started by Aaron and Linda Goddard. Aaron was a Rescue Specialist for the Springfield Missouri Fire Department and was diagnosed with esophageal cancer 11 years into his career. He lost his battle to cancer after 2.5 years of courageous fighting in June 2015. We are committed to “Loving it Forward” to honor Aaron.


In addition to “Loving it Forward” we are committed to sustaining an annual scholarship to a high school graduate pursuing a trade or public service career.









A Remembrance

About Aaron

On June 21, 2015, Ralph "Aaron" Goddard, went to celebrate Father's Day with his heavenly Father, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, after a 2½ year battle with esophageal cancer.


We have been incredibly fortunate to find so many wonderful people and organizations to sponsor and support us and wanted THANK them. Without the help of these fine folks we would never be able to reach our goals.

Goddard Family Photo Website

Contact Us


Nixa, Missouri, 65714


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