Cathleen R

State: Missouri

Dream Category: Family

Dream Title: Shruthi's Miracle Makeover

Dream Description:

Shruthi was born to poor parents in India. They could not provide for Shruthi and did the only thing they could, take her to an orphanage. Shruthi waited for a family for two years until God called us to parent her. It took us a full 17 months to get her home. She has been home since March 2010. Shruthi joined a brother age 10 and a sister age 8 both also special needs. She has Larsen Syndrome, a very rare condition that caused many limb deformities in her tiny body including cleft palate and hearing loss. We have been so blessed by Shruthi and are very happy God chose us to parent this very special little girl. Shruthi is 6 years old and weighs a full 25 pounds. Shruthi had undergone 7 surgeries since coming home and months of therapy. Shruthi never complains and is always happy even when she is in pain. We are older parents close to retirement and had already raised our children when God called us to parent our three special needs children, and we followed. It is a leap of faith.

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Tim B

State: Wisconsin

Dream Category: Passions

Dream Title: A Picture Says a Thousands Words

Dream Description:

I have always LOVED to take pictures but had just a cheap camera. Till about 5 years ago we got some extra money and I purchased a Canon PowerShot. So I took Pictures alot. Then 02/16/2011 at 2pm I was told I have Parkinson's Disease at the age of 43. Now I have alot of time for my passion but because of my Parkinson's I need a Better camera and Adaptive Equipment to be able to take pictures.

Cheryl K

State: Arizona

Dream Category: Family

Dream Title: To See My Daughter Smile

Dream Description:

My daughter was diagonosed with cancer at the age of 3. There was a tumor in her cheekbone and it was very aggressive. After chemotherapy failed a radical surgery was then performed which removed half of her face as well as all the adult teeth that had not yet surfaced. She is 28 years old today but she is still very self conscious of her appearance and never really smiles because of her rmissing teeth. My dream is to see her get dental implants so that I can see my daughter smile.

Anne G

State: Illinois

Dream Category: Passions

Dream Title: Auntie Anne's Plan

Dream Description:

I want to publish a book that encourages kids to try fruits and vegetables and then learn to love them. It's based on an incredible journey I've had with my niece Megan. She wouldn't eat fruits or veggies, so I created an Auntie Anne Plan. We tried them, one by one. And it worked. I want to bring our story to life in a book filled with activities and a website that encourages participation and sells products that celebrate healthy eating. A percentage of all sales will go to kid's nutrition.

Leslie T

State: Arizona

Dream Category: Career

Dream Title: Make my corner of the world better via a card company

Dream Description:

I work hard and I dream. I’m a graphic designer who gives away countless hours to help non-profits promote their causes, new start-ups establish their identities, and friends and family share their lives via cards I create. With dream coaching from Kathy Ireland and some start-up capital, I can make cards for the whole wide world! Or at least the world wide web. My original designs are fun, fresh and made with love. Please watch my little video to learn more!

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Marshall C

State: Georgia

Dream Category: Passions

Dream Title: Bandanas for a Cause

Dream Description:

My dream is to make my desire for helping others a reality! Everyime I see a disaster or people needing help, I have the urge to go help them, but I dont have the resources. I have found that I might be able to help others through one of my other passions! I have designed a bandana that specifically is made to be printed in many different colors to help bring awareness to a causes that use a ribbon as an awareness symbol. My goal is to donate proceeds from the sale to charitable organizations.

Bret S

State: Minnesota

Dream Category: Family

Dream Title: Finding Our Family By Leaving the World Behind

Dream Description:

In 2012, we dream of taking a summer-long road trip with our three teenage children, a cozy travel trailer, and our giant poodle. Our dream is to travel the American West together, exploring our National Parks while cementing our family bonds. I've been granted a sabbatical leave from work, my wife will work remotely, and the kids are off school—the only thing holding us back now is funding! Thanks, AmFam, for your protection over the years, and for your part in our current dream.

Zarah B

State: Arizona

Dream Category: Family

Dream Title: Inspired because of you

Dream Description:

I would love to, one day, organize a candlelight vigil event in honor of my sister Margaret Bucoy (left). She was a phenomenal & strong woman that left too soon. I would love for everyone that has been through grief, to come together to share a special candle-lit moment, to show all of our loved ones that are no longer with us—that we will never stop loving them.

Tikkia H

State: Illinois

Dream Category: Health

Dream Title: Let's Jam Roller Skating Rink and Entertainment Center

Dream Description:

The purpose of this roller rink is to provide individuals as well as Family's with an entertainment facility especially for the diverse Community. It will offer a family atmosphere while offering Team Building, Networking opportunities and Healthy lifestyles it reduces stress and burns calories. Provide new jobs and bring more customers to the businesses in our community.

Renee P

State: Wisconsin

Dream Category: Career

Dream Title: Using What God has Given Me

Dream Description:

I have been given the gift of art in my life and have decided to use it to the best of my ability. From being an art teacher, to owning and operating my own studio, in the world of Tattooing and Body piercing, I would like to expand my business back into education. By using what I already have, and adding a gallery, health/dermagraphic classes, and work with breast cancer patients by performing ariola reconstruction for them. I will be able to give more, if given this opportunity. Thank you!