The Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City is
starting it’s twenty-fourth year as a partner
with the Kansas City Royals baseball club.
Children who dream of attending a game get so much
more than that on their dream trip! They attend the
game, sit in the dugout, meet the players, watch
batting practice, play a little catch with the
players, and are featured on the Crown Screen!
The Dream Child, and their family, from beginning
to end are treated like Royalty.
The Royals players are outstanding with the
children and many of them take a few minutes to
talk to the child and get to know them. There
have been many times when the player will go
back into the clubhouse and return with a bat
or baseball gloves for the child to keep as a
souvenir. The smiles on their faces are priceless.
The players treat the children like Royalty.
The 2015 World Series Champions are known for
“Taking the Crown” and they deserve it not just
for their skill and perseverance on the field
but for the way they treat their fans and how they
interact and embrace their community and making
sure that dreams come true for all.
In addition to the impact the Royals program has on
the kids, families, volunteers, Royals players and
staff it has been a priceless way to bring
awareness to the Dream Factory.
The Dream Factory of Kansas City, and The Dream
Factory overall, is grateful to be a partner
of such an outstanding organization and look
forward to many more years of making our kids
part of the royalty in KC.
(Special Thanks to Myra from The KC Chapter for
the information and images! Great job Myra!)
Want to learn more about our partnership with The
Kansas City Royals? Keep an eye out for our 2015
Annual Report, available on our website soon!
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and Instagram for the latest Dream pictures and
The Dream Factory, Inc. is a national,
all-volunteer driven,organization dedicated
to making the dreams of chronically and
critically ill children come true.
Every child who receives a dream from our
organization is brave, compassionate, and
loving, but there are some stories that really
make an impact on our volunteers and
the community in which the dream is being granted.
Six-year-old Hudson from Dyersburg, TN,
where one of our chapters is located, brought
together his community in an amazing way.
Hudson has a rare disease called B3GAT3,
actually he is the only person in the world
who has been diagnosed with this specific
disease, which affects his whole body, robbing
him of joint stability and muscle tone.
The only time he can be free from his wheelchair
and back brace is when he is submerged in water
and he dreamed of having his own swimming pool.
"Just knowing how much he loves to be in the pool,
and the freedom it allows him when being restricted
most of the day.When he's in the pool you can tell
there's enjoyment," Scottie Hayes, Hudson’s Father,
Hudson had no idea, but his dream was about to
come true. The Dream Factory is comprised of 34
chapters and the chapter located in Dyersburg
tackled this challenge head-on. With the help of
over 20 local companies who donated their time and
products, Hudson came home from a trip to Six Flags
St. Louis (which he thought was his dream being
granted) to a brand new in-ground pool in his
Over 100 family members, friends, and strangers
waited to great him and celebrate this brave little
boy’s dream coming true.
The community came together to make a difference,
one that not only brought immense joy to a six
year old, but that will also improve his life –
having a pool allows Hudson the ability to walk on
his own (he is only able to when completely
submerged), and gives him the ability to work his
body pain free.
(News Articles about Hudson’s Dream)
Want to help make a difference in the life of a
child like Hudson?
There are three ways you can make a difference!
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to stay up to date about the latest events
The Dream Factory launched our very first National
donation campaign on May 1st - #Giveitup4dreams!
Join us and #giveitup4dreams to help grant the
dreams of critically and chronically ill children!
Accept the challenge, create your video,
challenge your friends, and make a
donation to make a difference in the life
of a child!
These children give up things that we take for
granted EVERY DAY.
Their childhood is overrun by pain, fear, doctors
appointments, trips to the hospital, injections,
medication, stress, and so much more.
The most influential people in life are usually the
ones who face the most challenges, like our Dream
Kids! We are always so inspired and motivated by
their positive attitudes and joy for life!
You can Make A Difference just by making a small
For more information visit our #giveitup4dreams
website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram,