Santa Barbara, CA- On SATURDAY, MAY 7, with the help of 20-year old Dream Foundation supporter, Austin Spivey, Dream Foundation – the first national wish-granting organization for adults in the end stages of life – will fulfill Jasmine Strother’s final dream to have a once in a lifetime bash for her 21st birthday. Facing a six-month prognosis in her lifelong battle with congenital heart disease, Strother chose to have her party a couple months before her actual July 12 birthday, so that she has sufficient strength to enjoy the love of friends and family.
Brooklyn, OH – On February 6, Dream Foundation, the first national wish-granting organization for adults in the end stages of life, will fulfill Ed Demyan’s final dream − to witness the ultimate American sporting event, the Super Bowl. Demyan, 47, who is a proud father three daughters (11, 14, 22 years of age) and a future step-daughter (15), will be joined by is fiancé, Mary Kaye Mackulin. Both are devoted football fans. Demyan’s hometown team, the Cleveland Browns, helped Dream Foundation secure the coveted tickets.
In November 2010 Demyan wrote to Dream Foundation with his Super Bowl dream. Just 6 months previously, Demyan had received the news that he had Stage III Pancreatic Cancer. After 13 chemotherapy treatments and 33 days of radiation, he was told that his cancer had spread to his bones. In Demyan’s letter to Dream Foundation he says, ““…this time, hope is frightfully limited. I have been given the terminal diagnosis of 6 months. Will I continue to fight? I will. Am I realistic about the outcome? I am.”
Santa Barbara, Calif. – November 9, 2010 − Dream Foundation, the first and largest national wish-granting organization for adults in the end stages of life, held its 9th Annual Celebration of Dreams on November 6, 2010 at the Bacara Resort and Spa. The event featured a runway show by famed luxury fashion brand, Salvatore Ferragamo and a Founder’s Award Presentation to actor Rob Lowe and his wife, Sheryl Lowe. This year’s event was especially significant as Dream Foundation marked a major milestone with the fulfillment of its 10,000th dream in 2010. An event unlike any other, Celebration of Dreams combined high fashion (on and off the runway), world-class entertainment, and creative cuisine – all benefiting Dream Foundation.
On the anniversary of VJ Day, 95-year-old Frank Borrell will to go back to the ship where he served and witnessed the surrender of Japan
Honolulu, HI – On August 31, Dream Foundation, the first national wish-granting organization for adults in the end stages of life, will fulfill Frank Borrell’s final dream − to visit the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Borrell, 95, served on the “Mighty Mo” as a Second Class Gunner’s Mate during World War II and witnessed the surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945. His trip will coincide with the 65th anniversary of Japan’s surrender. Borrell suffers from lung cancer and has been given a 4-month prognosis of life.
Santa Barbara, CA – July 28 2010 − Dream Foundation, the first national wish-granting organization for adults in the end stages of life, is calling upon the national community to donate airline miles to help fulfill travel-related final dreams. From a small office in Santa Barbara, Dream Foundation currently is working on 134 dreams – with more than 50 requesting travel, to allow for reunions, goodbyes, and final family trips. The airline tickets associated with these dreams alone would require more than 5 million airline miles.