Dreams Come True for Those Battling Cancer
Posted on: October 2, 2014
By: Michelle Frankland, NP Imagine if you will, being 58 years old and never having experienced “The Happiest Place on Earth.” When the Dream Foundation learned about this pancreatic cancer patient’s long time dream of going to Disneyland, they made his dream come true. Thanks to this organization, he and his family spent fun filled days together making special memories in the theme park. Then there was the 93 year old Army Veteran who was battling terminal lung cancer. One of his favorite sports was sailing and his dream was to be on a boat feeling the salt air on his skin. The Dream Foundation made it possible for this wheelchair bound sailor to set sail again by taking him on a delightful day cruise on the bay. Dreams like these come true every day and are made possible by The Dream Foundation. It is the first and largest national wish-granting foundation for adults with a terminal illness.
“The mission of the Dream Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families facing a life-threatening illness by fulfilling a heart’s final wish.”Head quartered in Santa Barbara, California, the Dream Foundation has hundred’s of volunteers who partner with over 600 Hospice and Healthcare Organizations nationwide to fulfill thousands of dreams each year. There are three simple requirements in order to be considered. Patients need to be 18 years or older, have received a life expectancy diagnosis of one year or less and need to lack the resources to achieve dreams on their own. Learn more about the Dream Foundation as they create awareness and celebrate their 20th anniversary on October 15th at the Lafayette Park Hotel. Enjoy an evening of tasty bites, wine and philanthropy. Donation requested at the door. To register, call Laura at 201-248-6455. Or visit www.dreamfoundation.org to learn more about how you can volunteer, donate time, money, airline miles or hotel points. Tags: Survivorship