Cuyahoga Falls family to make memories with Mickey Mouse

Cuyahoga Falls — Disney World is touted as “the place where dreams come true.” One local father hopes a visit there will shift his family’s focus from doctors and diagnoses to memory-making fun.

Bill Coughlin, 33, has stage four metastatic colon cancer. His wife, Sarah, says a customer at work told her about the Dream Foundation, a nonprofit company based in California which grants the wishes of adults facing life-threatening illnesses.

“We’re close and she knows the battle we’ve been going through since Bill was diagnosed.” Sarah says. “Life is an emotional roller coaster around here. I told her, ‘I wish there was something he could have to look forward to when he goes for treatment.’ I’m trying so hard to keep his spirits up.” Her friend urged her to apply for a Dream Foundation wish.

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