We are adding to the list of respite opportunities that are available for adults with cancer. Dream Foundation. Travel or vacation wishes must be fulfilled within the US. The vacation can include children under 18 and another adult who is a caregiver. They provide transportation and lodging as well as admission to destinations like theme parks.
John, 89, had always wanted to go skydiving when Second Wind Dreams made it happen. When Belmi Tepeque was diagnosed with stage-four gastric cancer, she was aware of foundations that grant wishes to children — but not adults. At just 22 years old, the Santa Barbara resident had already faced several challenges in life. Tepeque wondered how to make that up to them — especially spunky, fun-loving Genesis, who enjoyed nothing more than being in the water. Then, her social worker encouraged her to apply for a trip to Hawaii with the Dream Foundation.
Wish granting charities for adults provide terminally ill patients and seniors the chance to focus on something positive in their life. The desired products, trips, or experiences given by these charities provide either comfort in a person's last days or the chance to give their family members one last happy memory together. Dream Foundation founded by Thomas Rollerson in was the first organization to grant wishes to adults aged 18 and over. Approximately 75 percent of all the granted wishes are filled with non-cash donations including frequent flier air miles, hotel rooms, meals, park and event tickets, or medical supplies.