Corena is the president and co-founder of The Sunny Side Foundation.  Corena is the mother of Sunny, who passed away on July 6th, 2023.  

While we were made aware of Sunny's diagnosis early in our pregnancy, it has not lessened the pain we have felt since losing her. However, it did give us time - time to prepare for the expected outcome, time to enjoy each minute I was blessed with her in utero and time to learn how to find the "sunny side" on some of our darkest days. We hope to spread love and light to others going through something similar.

Psalm 113:3 "From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised."
Salt and Light - Matthew 5:13-16

Michael is co-founder of The Sunny Side Foundation.  He volunteers on the Board of Directors and acts as Treasurer. He is the father of Sunny, who was born into Heaven on July 6th, 2023.  


"So, I'm thankful for the scars because without them, I wouldn't know your heart."

-"Scars" by I Am They

Tara Gallinger is a friend of the Randone family.  She is a wife, mom of 4 and radiologic technologist.  In not only her career, but also her personal life, she strives to live a life that shows kindness and compassion to all.  Finding ways to lift others when they are in some of their lowest valleys is embedded in her heart and she is excited to see all the ways The Sunny Side Foundation can do just that!

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
-Steve Maraboli 

Ellie White is a friend of the Randone family.  She is a wife, mother and registered nurse.  Throughout her 15 year career as a nurse she has worked in pediatrics, trauma, intensive care, orthopedics, immunology and women’s health.  Ellie's nursing philosophy is to treat every person with kindness and respect while being a source of encouragement to people and patients during their most difficult time.  

“Let all that you do be done in love.”
1 Corinthians 16:14

Amber Benda is a mother of three girls and a close family friend of the Randone family.  She works full time in health promotion and teaches group fitness classes around the Omaha area.  Amber has a number of close friends who have experienced infant loss and is grateful to be able to help those families going through the tragic experience of infant and pregnancy loss. 

Ricky Sparks grew up in Franklin, Nebraska, attended college in Lincoln, Nebraska and has resided in Omaha, Nebraska for the last 10 years.  He works for Children's Nebraska in Cardiology.  Ricky has an extensive leadership and educational background, including public and business relations.  He has served as the Nebraska State FFA Vice President, worked with the Nebraska State FFA and Nebraska Corn Board and served on numerous other local and state boards.  If Ricky is not working, he's either traveling, dog sitting, volunteering his time, relaxing with one of his 3 dogs, or dining at a locally owned establishment.  Ricky is excited and honored to serve The Sunny Side Foundation.