A 96-year-old World War 2 veteran pilot with Alzheimer’s is flying in an open-air, two-seater WWII training plane high above the city he lives in, landing 45 minutes
later and greeted by crowds of people including his family, friends, mentees, and fellow veterans & members of the military. He steps off the plane looking 30 years
younger, a smile plastered on his face and greets his wife with excitement she hasn’t seen in years.
This scene is brought to you by a team of young students in his hometown, a chapter of DreamCatchers Foundation- an organization dedicated to fulfilling the end-of-life
Dreams of terminally-ill hospice patients through chapters run by youth.
DreamCatchers is in search of students & volunteers in your community who are passionate about making a difference in someone’s life when it matters most. The students will be fulfilling end-of-life Dreams for typically-elderly hospice & palliative care patients throughout their communities, giving back to those who have done so much for them. These patients have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and given approximately six months or less to live, so students receive the opportunity to interact with a demographic we don’t usually cross paths with in everyday life.
Join or start a chapter in partnership with one of our local hospice partners, and help to make the final Dreams of terminally ill patients come true.
Check out their website for more information at: www.dreamcatchers1.org.
Interested in becoming part of your local DreamTeam?
Contact Caitlin Crommett at Caitlin@dreamcatchers1.org, or 949-632-9397. Caitlin founded DreamCatchers when she was 15 years old. She had started volunteering at a local hospice at age 12, and wanted to do more for the patients to serve them in their final months. She came up with the idea for DreamCatchers and has grown it to over 15 states since then. Caitlin spent this summer traveling and speaking at many HOBY seminars about her work with Dream Catchers and how HOBY alumni can get involved. If you heard Caitlin speak and were curious or are looking for service opportunities, now’s your time!