We currently serve the Carolinas, Georgia, the Denver area (Rocky Mountain chapter), and the DC Metro area. We partner with hospitals and organizations and we rely on our partners as our source for potential Dream Recipients. We follow this protocol in order to ascertain medical eligibility and sports interest, so we can be sure that our programming is the best fit for each individual kid.
If you are the parent or guardian of a child that meets our medical criteria please contact your healthcare team or Child Life Specialist and they can assist you with the next steps.
Dream Recipient Criteria
Individuals must be between the ages of 5 and 21 and must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for a Dream Experience.
Life Threatening Conditions
Life threatening diseases are chronic, usually incurable diseases, which have the effect of considerably limiting a person’s life expectancy. These include, cancer, diabetes, neurological conditions, coronary heart disease and HIV/Aids.
Chronic illness is defined as a disorder that persists over a long period of time and affects physical, emotional, intellectual, vocational and social functioning. Common Chronic Illnesses:
• Epilepsy • Spina Bifida • Asthma • Mental Health • Down Syndrome • Congenital Heart Problems • Diabetes • Cerebral Palsy • Sickle Cell Anemia • Cystic Fibrosis • Cancer • HIV/AIDS
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities are defined as a severe, chronic disabilities of an individual, 5 years of age or older, that is attributable to a mental or physical impairment, or the combination of both.
Life-altering conditions are defined as the quality of life which has been altered by a traumatic event that has caused significant physical or psychological damage. Including, burn victims, transplant patients, emotionally traumatized victims, etc.
*Dream On 3 reserves the right to review all situations on an individual basis and determine qualification based on a life-altering condition.