One child’s love remembered by embracing families and youth in need.
Tony’s Treehouse is a non-profit organization based in Laguna Beach, California. It was founded in memory of a beloved little 9-year-old boy named Tony. The legacy he left his family and friends is one of giving, loving and living life to its fullest extent.
On December 23rd, 1999, during an hour-long stable ride with his family in Palm Springs, Tony’s horse suddenly bolted. The small 55-pound boy would have fallen off of the horse, but his foot became trapped. The horse ran at full speed. Tony’s little body couldn’t survive the massive injuries; we lost him hours later at the hospital.
Together with his older brother Danny, both boys took many opportunities to help the needy and less fortunate in their community. Digging deep into their pockets, they would give to the homeless. Trips to Tijuana, Mexico are filled with memories of buying gum and candy from children on the street, and giving them money to help feed their families. Our family shared a concern and caring compassion for children in need.
So, in celebration of both Danny and Tony’s charity and generosity we have found a way to reach out to families and children who are in need. Our group of family and friends numbering well over 150, volunteer in our various activities, from providing meals for the homeless to distributing food and clothing to the working poor of Orange County. Numerous trips have been made to the Casa Hogar De Los Ninos orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico in which we bring fundamental items, such as shoes, clothes, blankets and food.
The Treehouse is a living memorial of Tony in which each of its members are sharing their time and energy to make this world a better place, one life at a time.
Tony, age 8
Tony and Danny, Halloween 1999
Becky and Danny 2014
Danny’s Graduation: Phil, Jim, Danny, Becky, Syble