Terminal Charlotte patients get chance to live out a final dream
Susan 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)