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Dream Foundation Celebration of Dreams Fashion Show

The event formerly known as the First Ladies of the Dream Foundation returns for an eighth year on November 6, at the Bacara at 6 p.m., and, if tradition holds, it’ll be a stylephile’s dream come true. For tickets and info, call 564-2131 x116 or visit dreamfoundation.org. Here’s why you should check it out:

Montana Vacation Fulfills Cancer Patient Dream

The trip to Montana was as notable for what cancer patient Nancy Hampton and her husband, Art, didn’t see as much as what they did. No needles. No doctors and no chemotherapy dripping slowly into Nancy Hampton’s veins.

For five days the couple were normal tourists, thanks to a gift from the Dream Foundation and the generosity of Lee County residents.

Irish group Celtic Thunder inspires cancer patient to draw on her talents, cope with illness

PLAINWELL — Tanya Star McCall remembers lying in bed one evening in August 2007, shortly after she began chemotherapy for breast cancer, and thinking, “I don’t have a reason to fight this.”

“No husband, no kids, no job, no hair, no hope,” she said. “I was just sitting there, bawling, flipping through the TV channels.”

She came across a PBS special on Celtic Thunder, an Irish singing troupe that performs traditional Irish ballads and classic and contemporary American music.

Estelline man gets dying wish

Amarillo, Texas – At the Amarillo Airport John Thomas saw his youngest daughters Robin and Amber after five years apart.

This reunion is possible because of Odyssey Healthcare and the Dream Foundation, which helps make dying wishes come true.

Jan Thompson of Odyssey Healthcare says, “These two daughters have not been home in 5 1/2 years. And so, this is basically his dying wish.”

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