Dream Coordinators Make Logistics Appear Effortless for Dream Foundation Recipients

On a recent morning at the Dream Foundation, Rachel Stelle peers at her computer, reading dozens of emailed dream requests that arrive daily through an online application process.

Stelle, the Santa Barbara nonprofit organization’s office manager and its first entry point to making dreams a reality, also gathers an assortment of cups, badges and baseball caps and folds T-shirts for delivery to dream recipients and family members. She periodically stops to answer phone calls received on the main line.

Her voice is calm and noninvasive as she patiently screens calls that range from general inquiries to anxious clients seeking a status on their application.

“A lot of times people are very uncomfortable with just hearing about the 12 months or less life-expectancy requirement so I try to focus in the now,” Stelle explained to Noozhawk. “We don’t have time to waste so let’s make every moment count.”

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