Dreams and Wishes of Tennessee grants a second wish to individuals between the ages of 5-21 who have relapsed from cancer or have a second life-threatening illness diagnosis. Individuals may also be eligible if they have reached their 18th birthday and not yet had a wish from another Wish Granting organization.
~We are the only second Wish Granting organization in the state of Tennessee
~We are a 100% volunteer based foundation
~We serve the entire state of Tennessee
~We rely on donations and volunteers to help make Dreams & Wishes come true
For 12 years I worked as the Director of Program Services for the world’s largest Wish Granting organization. I can honestly say that this was one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. I had the privilege to meet soooo many wonderful people and was able to do some pretty amazing things.
After long consideration, I decided to start a Wish Granting organization to help children who have relapsed or have a second life-threatening diagnosis. Over the years I met numerous families that could have benefited from this service. There are only a handful of foundations across the world that offer a second wish to a child, currently there are none in the state of TN that offer this service.
Childhood cancer not only places a huge emotional burden on the family, it is also a huge financial burden. I've learned that sometimes it is the simplest thing that can put a smile on a child's face. I want to give these children something to look forward to…a wonderful memory for the entire family… something to help them get through their chemo and radiation treatments. Studies show that health care professionals who treat children with cancer believe that giving the child something to look forward to such as a wish or dream can improve their physical health and be a positive turning point in their battle.
My goal is to make a difference in these kids lives and to bring them happiness during these difficult times…..with your help, that’s what we will do.