Dream Kid Michael Wayne’s Mama Has Been Bitten By The DO3 Bug!

 Your Dream starts... NOW!

Your Dream starts... NOW!

Michael Wayne has listened to sportscaster, Al Michaels, throughout the day and as he goes to sleep at night for several years. He refers to Mr. Michaels as the GOAT – The Greatest of All Time! He aspires to become the next Al Michaels as a sports broadcaster!

Michael Wayne (aka Mr. Union County) has embraced high school sports throughout our community for the 7-8 years. It’s no secret to anyone that his abiding love resides with his home school, Porter Ridge High but Sun Valley High is a second close, as he loves Coach Baucom.  It was no coincidence these two teams were playing on the night of his reveal. God is at work each and every day in his life and this evening was no exception. Having these teams come together, their bands play together and hearing their response to this surprise still brings tears to my eyes.

Seeing Michael’s face at the reveal for his sports dream come true was
one of the best moments I’ve experienced as his mother!

Experiencing his dream alongside him was a dream come true for me also. Everything we did over the weekend was an amazing experience!

 Dream Kid Michael Wayne and Al Michaels

Dream Kid Michael Wayne and Al Michaels

During the private time spent with Al Michaels, I was impressed with Michael’s poise and thoughtful questions he had prepared. The two of them had a spirited conversation about Mr. Michael’s road to the NFL, giving Michael Wayne great insight!

We will be forever grateful for the time Mr. Michaels spent with Michael Wayne.

Being a recipient from Dream on 3 and meeting his sports hero has elevated his determination and motivation to overcome the obstacles he faces with autism spectrum disorder. His focus remains on point and his time spent studying for his college classes has already increased. Of course his time spent listening to Al Michaels has increased too! This memory will impact him for many years to come on his journey to become an NFL sportscaster. When he runs into folks from our community since our trip, it’s awesome to see his face light up when they ask about his trip and he begins to share highlights.

 Dream Kid Michael Wayne and mom, Maura, at the College Football Hall of Fame

Dream Kid Michael Wayne and mom, Maura, at the College Football Hall of Fame

The vision of Dream on 3 is a blessing in our community and other communities throughout the US. I am in awe of the Jr. Dream Team program they’ve put together allowing students to organize a sports dream come true for a special needs student within their school. It is an opportunity for students to come together with their community and learn vital skills for life while honoring a student among them! The more I learn, the more I love!

Elizabeth and Brandon, co-founders, are faithful servants who give God all the credit for their team and all the dreams they put together. The two of you are divine creatures filled with the Holy Spirit and it manifests itself in so many ways throughout the process and the weekend. Thank you does not seem to be enough, but from all of my heart, I thank you Dream on 3 and Michael’s Dream Sponsor – James River Equipment!

It was truly a dream of a lifetime experience for Michael, his dad and me.

Much love to everyone for their for all your efforts!

In His Service,
Marla O’Neill