Friday, March 25, 2011

Help someone fulfill a dream

Meet Allen. He has terminal prostate cancer and his last wish is to have a Hot Air Balloon Ride. Because of The Dream Foundation, he will be able to achieve this wish.

Allen has always described himself as “a person who sets out to achieve his dreams." After receiving the devastating diagnosis of terminal prostate cancer, Allen has realized that he must “seize the day” by achieving one of his final life dreams: “to feel the freedom and enjoy the view from a hot air balloon ride." He would like to take this ride “before his level of function decreases and this goal becomes physically impossible." Allen’s dream will grant him the happiness and hope he needs to continue on with his difficult journey.

My dad is a big fan of Hot Air Balloon rides. We took our first one over Phoenix, AZ when I was thirteen. Since then, he has flown above New Mexico, Utah and Sedona. My dad has jumped out of an airplane, and definitely doesn't shy away from a thrill, but he says that nothing compares with the peace he found while riding in a Hot Air Balloon.

When I came upon Allen's wish, I knew that I wanted to help to make it happen. Through Dream Foundation's Adopt a Dream Program , you can help contribute to someone's dream by making a donation, big or small, donating miles or hotel points.

Please check out this website, and if someone's story speaks to you, consider helping them achieve their dream.


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