Our Mission to Make Dreams Come True for Sick Children
What is Dreams Come True of Jacksonville?
Dreams Come True is the First Coast’s only locally-based, wish granting organization dedicated to using the power of a dream to bring hope and joy to EVERY First Coast child battling a life-threatening illness. Since 1984, we have fulfilled the dreams of more than 3,700 children. No child is ever denied a dream and no child is ever placed on a waiting list. We are proud to say that, unless otherwise designated, 100% of all donations go directly toward dream fulfillment.
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Dream Day 2017
Join the Jacksonville International Airport Management Council and Dreams Come True of Jacksonville this holiday season by voting on your favorite Christmas tree at Jacksonville International Airport! Each $1 donation serves as ONE VOTE. Ballot box located at JIA and local participating businesses.
Click here for a list of locations.
Online votes and donations acceptable at www.JIAMC.com.
100% OF DONATIONS WILL GO TOWARD CHASE’S SNOW DREAM
Chase (age 6) was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in October 2015. He achieved remission on September 30, 2016, but has to follow up with chemotherapy treatments until October 2018. Currently, Chase is in the maintenance phase of his treatment plan. It is the least intensive of the phases but lasts the longest. In this phase, Chase takes a chemo pill every night. He also has blood counts taken monthly and receives additional chemo by spinal tap every three months. Chase’s Dream is to see snow! He wants to ski, ice skate, have a snow ball fight and enjoy a dog sled ride.
Chase will be traveling in early January to Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, California.
Sadie is a sweet, happy, energetic nine-year-old. In 2015, she began not feeling well and having headaches. She was diagnosed July 2015 with a polycystic astrocytoma tumor in her brain. The tumor was successfully removed and she made a full recovery, but continues to be monitored every three months. When it was time to determine the perfect dream, Sadie decided that she wanted to host a toy drive to collect toys for other dreamers and children in the hospitals. With that dream, Sadie’s Stockings was born. This year, in place of basic toy drives, Dreams Come True, the Community Nutcracker and other local partners will make Sadie’s dreams a reality and organize toy drives across Northeast Florida.
Click here for a list of locations who currently have Sadie’s Stockings Toy Drive Boxes. You are welcomed to bring any new, unwrapped toys to these locations. We will be collecting toys until December 15th.
Dreams Come True is honored once again to be supported by the Community Nutcracker and their annual production of the Nutcracker Ballet. Scheduled for December 8th and 9th, this annual holiday tradition will take place at the Florida Theatre. As part of the special event, the Community Nutcracker is partnering to help Dreams Come True fulfill the dream of 9-year-old Sadie. This holiday season we will be collecting toys as part of Sadie’s Stockings. More details to come soon!