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.
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.”
Dreams cover essential needs, bring families and loved ones together at the end and help veterans visit military memorials and attend pinning ceremonies.
can give the families of veterans like Darrell much-needed respite breaks.
helps keep a veteran comfortable with a lift chair or an adjustable bed.
is the average cost of a veteran’s 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.
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Dreams for Veterans Honorary Committee member and Veteran Campaign Partner John Paul DeJoria explains why he supports the Dreams for Veterans program.