Local terminally ill veteran receives vacation with family

Dreamer Stories | Dreams for Veterans | August 21, 2017

A local, terminally ill veteran received a final wish Monday — to take his family on vacation — thanks to the aide of the Dream Foundation.

Sam Crawford, who was diagnosed with four squamous cell carcinoma, was presented with a fully-paid vacation for him and his family to Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells, after writing to the nonprofit, explaining his illness and situation.

Crawford said he heard about the foundation through social workers at his cancer treatment center. Originally, his desired destination was Disney World, but due to his declining health he worried about time restraints and travel distances.