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In what may be Reginald “Reggie” Johnson’s last month walking the Earth, the Dream Foundation and Genentech have come forth to fulfill a wish for Reggie and his wife, Judy.

The Johnsons have been a family for 32 years. The couple now has many children and grandchildren as a testament to their love.

Reggie built the house the couple resides in. In addition to being a carpenter, Reggie can play the keyboard and played the organs for their church.

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A life long dream is coming true for one East Texas couple. Reggie and Judy Johnson have been married for 32 years and have never been to a beach. Now, Reggie has advanced-stage cancer and has been given less than a month to live. So, the couple contacted the Dream Foundation for a final wish: a romantic Valentine’s Day trip to the beach. But, because of Reggie’s illness he has limited mobility, so the Dream Foundation is bringing the beach to him.

Friday, volunteers with the organization brought baskets with ocean and Valentine’s Day themed goodies for the couple. The Dream Foundation is also providing a “staycation” at a nearby hotel next weekend.

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KILGORE (KYTX) – An East Texas man losing his battle with cancer has always dreamed of seeing the beach.

He is too sick now to make it to Galveston, so an organization called the Dream Foundation, based out of Santa Barbara, California, is bringing the beach to him.

The dream foundation is putting Reggie Johnson and his wife Judy up in a local hotel for two days. The hotel staff will decorate their room to a beach theme.

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NEW YORK — Last fall, on an overcast afternoon, Chaz Fudge stepped out of a car outside the budding World Trade Center, looked up at the towers, and wept.

Fudge’s visit was a homecoming of sorts: The Newark native and retired telecommunications executive had been in the north tower when the first plane hit. For Fudge, who was battling terminal cancer, the sojourn provided closure.

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Many couples have special places that mean something to them. It could be Niagara Falls, Paris, New Orleans or Cornland. For Dianna Lyn and her husband, Georgie Belville, it’s Branson, Mo.

“We used to go to Branson to get away from things,” says Georgie. “We sat and relaxed by ourselves. We loved it down there so much we were thinking of moving down there. We always just loved it there.”

The Belvilles live in Beardstown, where most people know Dianna as “Lyn.” They have been married for more than 20 years. For the past two of those years, Lyn has been fighting cancer. This fall, her doctor told her nothing more can be done. She entered Memorial Home Service Hospice.

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