A Sturgeon Bay Woman is Living her Life and Enjoying a Dream with her Family

Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 10.00.13 AMA Sturgeon Bay woman who has been told she has less than a year to live was presented with a trip to Disney World Friday at the Golden Living Center-Dorchester in Sturgeon Bay.

Jodi (Pierzchalski) Georgenson, 40, has stage 4 metastatic melanoma and last fall she was told she had six to 12 months to live. Georgenson is the director of rehabilitation and a speech therapist for Aegis Therapies, a branch of Golden Living. She and her husband, Steve, have two children, Lola, 4, and Luke, 2. Georgenson was profiled in an October Door County Advocate story about a fundraiser Golden Living was having to help her complete a bucket list and pay for medical costs.

Georgenson has been living life to the fullest since she received the news. She applied to the Dream Foundation – an organization that grants wishes for adults with terminal illnesses who have a year or less to live – after deciding to take her kids to Disney World.

“My dream was to see my children’s faces at Disney in Florida,” she said.

Dream Foundation is covering the cost of up to four family members, flights, lodging, and tickets to Disney World and Sea World. They leave Feb. 15 and will be gone through the 19th.

Georgenson learned a few weeks ago that the Dream Foundation would grant her wish. About a week later the organization also sent a large box of gifts to Lola and Luke. (Read more…)