Superior woman’s dream comes true at Soldier Field

logoOne Superior woman’s dream came true Sunday. Swathed in layer upon layer of clothing, Sandra “Sandi” Vabalaitis watched the Chicago Bears triumph over the Minnesota Vikings live at Soldier Field.

“It was amazing,” said the die-hard Bears fan. She shared the trip with her friends Kelly Raunio and Barb Myhre. During the first half, snow swirled around them with blizzard-like ferocity and they lost seven minutes of the third quarter for a bathroom break. The Vikings notched an early lead and there were some nail-biting moments. (Read more)

Terminal Charlotte patients get chance to live out a final dream

Screen shot 2015-05-22 at 2.44.36 PMSusan Beyczi has a rare form of a uterine cancer that is aggressive and incurable. The Indian Land, S.C., woman was asked if there might be one last dream she could live out.

“I knew right away that I wanted to see Paul McCartney in concert,” says Beyczi, 56. “I have been in love with him since I first saw him on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ when I was a young girl.”

Beyczi (pronounced Bayzee) had already seen the former Beatle in concert three times, but always from the rafters.

Thanks to the California-based Dream Foundation, Beyczi was able to secure “really awesome seats.” Her daughter, Jennifer, 31, drove down from New Jersey to join her at the Oct. 30 Greensboro concert.

“I never thought we’d be able to do this together at this stage I’m in,” Beyczi says. “It was one of the best days of my life besides the birth of my children.”

Many people are familiar with wish-granting organizations for terminally ill children, but few are aware of Dream Foundation’s work on behalf of terminally ill adults. Founded in 1994, it has fulfilled more than 20,000 final dreams. Corporate sponsorships and private donations help pay for it all. (Read more)

Superior woman’s dream comes true at Soldier Field

logo-2One Superior woman’s dream came true Sunday. Swathed in layer upon layer of clothing, Sandra “Sandi” Vabalaitis watched the Chicago Bears triumph over the Minnesota Vikings live at Soldier Field.

“It was amazing,” said the die-hard Bears fan. She shared the trip with her friends Kelly Raunio and Barb Myhre. During the first half, snow swirled around them with blizzard-like ferocity and they lost seven minutes of the third quarter for a bathroom break. The Vikings notched an early lead and there were some nail-biting moments.

“It was perfect,” said Vabalaitis, 51. “This is how football should be played.” (Read more)

KT Tunstall enjoys ‘dream’ meeting with Priscilla Presley during charity performance in America

Screen shot 2015-05-22 at 2.38.14 PMKT Tunstall admitted it was a ‘dream come true’ as she got to meet the former wife of one of music’s legends.

KT was performing at the Dream Foundation Gala to help adults with life threatening illnesses in the States when she got up close to Priscilla Presley.

The evening in Santa Barbara also saw Righteous Brother Bill Medley singer songwriter, David Ryan Harris and DJ Chris Cox on the decks as well as an auction that included a private villa in Tuscany during White Truffle Culinary Week, and a cruise to Monte Carlo.

KT, who this time last year was opening the Hard Rock Cafe in Glasgow, said of her meeting with Priscilla: “Worra lady. She is SIXTY FECKIN NINE!!”

Following the main event the singer from St Andrews also performed at an after hours jam session. One of the songs she sang in the bar was The Jackson 5’s I Want You Back. (Read more)

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