Spring Break Dreams Come True for Two Courtenay Children

help-fill-a-dream-logoVictoria, Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Two Courtenay children will have their Spring Break Dreams become a reality on the same day. Nikko and Markus have very different ideas about what their Dream trip should be; however there is little doubt that each trip will create countless happy memories for both boys and their families.

Nikko, age 4, who suffers from severe chronic lung disease, will travel to Maui with his mom, dad and older brother. He will enjoy time playing in the sand and swimming in the warm blue waters. This trip is a milestone for Nikko in many ways as it has been less than a year since he had his trach removed and he is now able to go to the beach. Nikko can now speak, laugh and cry. This trip will provide some much needed time together for a family who has been through so much in a very short period of time.

Markus, age 11, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in September of 2013 and recently completed radiation chemotherapy. He is now cancer free and ready to hit the open roads. Markus and his mother and father will travel to Disneyland and Legoland in California by RV courtesy of Big Boys Toys in Nanoose Bay.

“We believe that every Dream is a story of joy and healing,” said Help Fill a Dream Executive Director Craig Smith. “How amazing to be making two Dreams come true on one day. Never underestimate the power of a Dream. It is transformative. The power of hope and happiness are important elements in helping a child get better.”

Dreams have a ripple effect – touching not only the child, but all of those surrounding them: parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents and other family members; health care and support workers; friends and neighbours; the entire community. Everyone is united in making a child’s Dream come true.

Help Fill a Dream provides hope, help and happiness for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands children with life-threatening conditions. The foundation fulfills dreams, improves quality of life and assists families with care and financial support. Since 1986, Help Fill A Dream has fulfilled over 2,100 Dreams.

Please join us at Big Boys Toys (1421 Island Hwy E, Nanoose Bay, BC, V9P 9A3) on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. for the presentation of Markus’ RV Road Trip Dream  AND Please join us at Nikko’s home (763 Timberland Rd, Courtenay, V9N 9K8) on Thursday, March 19 at 6:00 P.M. for the presentation of Nikko’s Hawaiian Beach Dream.

For more information on Help Fill A Dream visit: http://www.helpfilladream.com/

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