Getting Relief – One Splash at a Time

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.

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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, 
said.

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 
backyard!

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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.

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(News Articles about Hudson’s Dream)

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State Gazette
WREG

Want to help make a difference in the life of a 
child like Hudson?

There are three ways you can make a difference!
     Donate
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             Refer a Child

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to stay up to date about the latest events
and dreams!
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#giveitup4dreams

The Dream Factory launched our very first National
donation campaign on May 1st - #Giveitup4dreams!

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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.

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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
donation!

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For more information visit our #giveitup4dreams 
website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, 
and Twitter!

March Volunteer Spotlight

As you all know the Dream Factory is the largest
all-volunteer driven wish-granting organization
in the United States.

And we have AMAZING volunteers.

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Yea.. You should be jealous!

We have been lax about highlighting our amazing
volunteers.. but that is going to change!

Each month we are going to highlight one of
our INCREDIBLE people. So look forward to a
story of inspiration and selflessness.

Our volunteer highlight for March...
              
             ~ Tara Schneider ~
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Tara is the area coordinator for our Brooklyn
Chapter and she has done amazing things!

Since stepping into the role of area coordinator
two years ago, Tara has re-energized the Brooklyn
Chapter beyond anything it had ever been in the 
past.

Every aspect of the Brooklyn Chapter has increased.

She has increased the number of dreams they grant,
increased fundraising events and profits, increased
community outreach, and increased overall awareness!

Can you say WOW!

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She says, "I have a large vision and not much fear
when it comes to getting things up and running."

We can certainly see that! Tara has pushed The 
Dream Factory Brooklyn Chapter into the light - 
there is no stopping her now!

The organization has noticed all of Tara's hard 
work and she has earned the respect and admiration
of her fellow volunteers. This was shown as they 
elected her to the Executive Committee of the Dream 
Factory at the beginning of this year!

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Tara, Thank You for bringing your love, passion,
and dedication to the Dream Factory. Your hard
work and determination do not go unnoticed and
are more than just appreciated!

"The Dream Factory cannot remain a secret in NYC
anymore" - Tara
More about Tara:
-She loves to swim, ski, be outside, travel, and 
go out to dinner

-She volunteers at St. Jude's Children's Hospital
as well

-She was born and raised in Brooklyn

-She graduated with her MBA in International 
Finance from Richmond College in London

-Her love, dedication, and selflessness gives us 
hope

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Want to know more about the Dream Factory?

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Wish Upon A Rock… To Grant A Dream!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

We are now on a downwards slope to the weekend! Yay!

This week has brought something new and exciting to 
The Dream Factory - We have partnered with an amazing 
company, Wish Upon A Rock!

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Wish Upon a Rock is a company that strives to build 
a community of positive wishes that can be shared 
verbally and visually. They are a company with a 
passion to make a difference in the world, and they 
are starting by helping grant dreams to critically 
and chronically ill children!

These generous and kindhearted people are donating 
8-10% of total sales until the end of February to 
The Dream Factory!

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I know, we are very excited too!

This company started a community of positive 
energy through one simple task - the art of 
stacking rocks. Their rock stacks are a symbol 
of people's hopes, dreams, and good wishes. With 
each adjustment to your rocks you are faced with 
a simple, slowed, moment of time to reflect on 
what is truly important to you. We encourage each 
and every one of you, yes YOU, to step out of 
your comfort zone and give it a try, you won't
be disappointed in the peacefulness of the moment.

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So now you're thinking, "Well that is great, 
I can always use a few moments of peace, but what 
does that have to do with The Dream Factory?"

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Wish Upon A Rock sells beautiful genuine stone 
bracelets. These bracelets provide you the 
opportunity to carry your hopes, inspirations, 
and dreams with you around your wrist (Don't worry 
guys they have bracelets for you too). Make a wish 
on the stones and always stay focused on what truly 
matters to you! Not only are these pieces beautiful,
they also hold true meaning.

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            https://wishuponarock.com/
Click the link above and start your journey to peace 
while helping grant dreams!

Not interested in purchasing one of these beautiful
bracelets?

That's OK! You can still make a difference!
Visit www.dreamfactoryinc.org:
       - Donate
       - Refer A Child
       - Volunteer