Thursday, October 20, 2016

Dream Foundation Partners with The Grand Legacy at the Park to Honor A Wish Upon A Star Visit to Disneyland

Dream Foundation and The Grand Legacy at the Park are Making a Final Dream Come True

The 5ifth at the Grand Legacy at the Park Supports the Dream Foundation

To honor and appreciate the love Karen Fletcher has given to so many who know her, the Dream Foundation and The Grand Legacy at the Park are coming together to make a last wish come true for her. 

This amazing 61yo grandmother, who is diagnosed with ALS, wants to celebrate her life at the Happiest Place with her happiest people. 

The Dream Foundation and The Grand Legacy at the Park are going to make this Dream Come TRUE!

PC Dream Foundation

I am so grateful to how compassionate and giving the Grand Legacy at the Park is. This Disneyland Resort Neighboring Hotel REALLY does care about it's community and giving back beyond it's neighborhood. 

We love staying at the Grand Legacy at the Park but it's such an easy choice to make to stay and play when you can feel good about what the Hotel does for others. 

I will be at the event that will Honor Karen and her family and I an so Honored myself to cover this Magical visit. 

Please follow along and share Karen's story and appreciation of Life - The event is on the 25th of this month and all the details are below. 

I will do my best to recap the event and all the precious moments I am being gifted to be a part of. 

Wishing Karen and her family the most Pixie Dust filled time at the Grand Legacy at the Park Hotel and the Disneyland Parks. Huge thanks and shout out to the Dream Foundation for making Dreams like this and so many others come true. 

Official Details of the Memorable Dream event.....
Family to Travel to “The Happiest Place on Earth” for a Final Family Vacation
Three generations of family to travel to Disneyland to celebrate the life of an ALS patient
Santa Barbara, Calif. — Sixty-one-year-old Karen Fletcher, of Bremerton, Washington, will have her final Dream fulfilled by Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting program for terminally-ill adults, when she, her children, and grandchildren travel to Anaheim, California to enjoy a final family vacation at Disneyland.

Karen, who was diagnosed with ALS in February 2016, has trouble walking and relies upon a walker and manual wheelchair to help her get around. Karen chose a trip to Disneyland with her family as her final Dream because, “…you feel like a child when you are there. It’s the most wonderful place on the face of the earth.” Dream Foundation, together with its longtime donor, Grand Legacy at the Park, is thrilled to make this Dream a reality.

In addition to providing accommodations for Karen, her children, and grandchildren, Grand Legacy at the Park will host the family for the Disneyland Fireworks in its new rooftop lounge, The Fifth, when they arrive on October 24. Additionally, Grand Legacy will host the family for a celebration with dinner and delights on October 25, helping to create wonderful memories of a final family vacation.

"It has been our privilege and honor to help make ‘Dreamers’ have their Dreams fulfilled in their most desperate of times for the last 20 years,” says Grand Legacy at the Park General Manager, Marshall Weinstein. “Knowing we are playing a role in helping Dream Foundation assist families to create one last happy memory is a great feeling”.

Grand Legacy at the Park and Dream Foundation have enjoyed 20 years of working together to fulfill the Dreams of terminally-ill adults. The two fulfilled their first Dream together in 1997 and since then, have fulfilled final Dreams to more than 125 individuals and their families.

“Grand Legacy at the Park has been a supporter of Dreams almost since the beginning,” says Dream Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, Kisa Heyer. “To celebrate 20 years of fulfilling Dreams together is truly remarkable. We are incredibly thankful for their continuous generosity.”

About Dream Foundation:
Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults, fulfills final Dreams that provide inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life. With the support of a nationwide network of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations and committed donors, Dream Foundation has given life to more than 25,000 final Dreams over the past two decades and has never turned down a qualified applicant. Dream Foundation does not receive any federal or state funding and relies solely on individual donations and corporate partnerships to fund its programs. The Foundation is proud to maintain Charity Navigator’s four-star rating—its highest—for sound fiscal management ensuring its donors and partners that their investment will be used wisely. For more information, please visit DreamFoundation.org.

Again so honored to be able to attend and support as well as recap this heart-filled moment.
Penny