We're pleased to announce that national charity, Dreams2Live4 have received a grant from the Dry July Foundation, to help make dreams come true for adult cancer patients who are living with metastatic cancer (any cancer which has spread).
Living with metastatic cancer can be an overwhelming and grueling battle. Dreams2Live4 empowers these patients to dream and find purpose again. It is the only charity of its type in Australia for adult patients. Last year they worked with more than 450 patients and their families in hospitals across Australia. A dream is coming true every 48 hours!
Dreams2Live4 was founded by metastatic cancer sufferer, Annie Robinson in 2008 as a program at one Sydney Hospital. Her personal experience gave her unique insight into the importance of “treating the soul as well as the disease.” “If we can encourage people to think of what their dreams may be and help them achieve these dreams, they just may improve the outlook of their disease.” — Annie Robinson
Dreamers range from 17 years old, from all walks of life, with all types of cancer, and they all have their own unique dreams. We have had weddings, hot air ballooning, adventures to the reef and snow. Some dreamers ask to meet their idol- Guy Sebastian, Dawn French, Craig Lowndes, The Kings of Leon – just to name a few.
Other dreamers long to create lasting happy memories for those they leave behind in the form of family photographs, publishing their memoirs, getaways and family reunions. Or it could be as simple as having their hair done so the nurses see them at their best. Sadly, Annie passed away in 2009. She has left a legacy of hope which lives on today in the work of Dreams2live4.
Find out more about Dreams2Live4: https://www.dreams2live4.org.au
Photo credit: Lara Hotz Photography