Help give life to the final Dreams of terminally-ill veterans and their families across the nation

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Your gift will help fulfill final Dreams for terminally-ill veterans who served from World War II to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and every conflict in between; those who served during peacetime or who currently serve on active duty in the Reserve or National Guard.

Help provide veterans and their loved ones with inspiration, comfort and closure when it’s most needed.

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Joining the Dream Heroes for Veterans monthly giving club is the best way to make veterans’ Dreams come true. You’ll receive regular updates on the veterans you have helped and the Dreams you make possible.

Veterans like Darrell need you


U.S. Army veteran Darrell loves his family. Both he and Samantha, his wife of five years, are 26 years old. They have a son, Carter, who is nearly four years old.

They should be looking forward to a long and happy life together, but after enduring every available treatment for an aggressive and rare form of cancer, Darrell now faces the end of life.

Darrell says that Samantha and Carter have been his biggest cheerleaders, saying:

“My wife has faithfully taken care of me and my son over the years. My heart breaks when I ponder the toll it has taken on her. It’s my heart’s deepest desire to see the weight of my illness lifted from her heart, even if it is just for a little while.” 

Having previously spent time in Puerto Rico, Darrell dreams of returning with his wife and son. He says:

“I would use this chance to share my love of Spanish, nature and Puerto Rico with Carter and give Samantha a reprieve that she desperately needs.”

You can make a difference to a terminally-ill veteran

Dreams cover essential needs, bring families and loved ones together at the end and help veterans visit military memorials and attend pinning ceremonies.


$25

can provide a veteran with gas to get to a medical or dental appointment.

$50

can help with accommodation for a veteran attending a military memorial to pay their last respects.

$100

can help provide a veteran with transportation to attend a pinning ceremony.

$500

can give the families of veterans like Darrell much-needed respite breaks.

$750

helps keep a veteran comfortable with a lift chair or an adjustable bed.

$2300

is the average cost of a veteran’s Dream.

If you served, you can dream


Dream recipients are U.S. military veterans, those currently on active duty, in the reserve or National Guard diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and a life expectancy of 12 months or less. Please visit the Dreams for Veterans application page to learn more.

Learn more about the Dreams for Veterans program

Serving those who have served.


Join our nationwide community of hundreds of volunteers, hospices, health care and veterans’ service organizations, committed individuals and corporate partners, all dedicated to bringing Dreams like these to life.

U.S. Army and Vietnam veteran Billy is honored with his 50th Anniversary Vietnam Pin before taking his family on the “Huey” helicopter he rode during the war.

U.S. Navy veteran Eddie pays his respects at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

After serving for 20 years, U.S. Navy veteran Lori cares for seven children, six of whom are adopted. She asked for a bed big enough for cuddles.

Dreams for Veterans Honorary Committee member and Veteran Campaign Partner John Paul DeJoria explains why he supports the Dreams for Veterans program.

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Dreams for Veterans Honorary Committee


GEN (R) SCOTT WALLACE

U.S. Army

SECRETARY WILL GRIMSLEY

MG (R) U.S. Army

CSM (R) DAVE DAVENPORT

U.S. Army

Col (R) NICOLE MALACHOWSKI

U.S. Air Force

COL SCOTT O’NEAL

U.S. Army

JOHN PAUL DEJORIA

U.S. Navy (R)

CHRIS FREEMAN

U.S. Army (R)

GREGG BIGGER

U.S. Marine Corps (R)

SANDI AND BILL NICHOLSON

U.S. Air Force (R)

PRISCILLA PRESLEY

KATHY IRELAND

FRED GORDON

GREG KUSHNER

JILLIAN MULLER

Dreams for Veterans
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