Dream Comes True for CCK Patient and Family
Rachel Lankton, a CCK patient of Dr. Cannon, was presented with a check on Friday, May 19th, in order to help fulfill her family’s dream of visiting Disney World. The check was presented by Lonnie Silbur, a representative of the Dream Foundation that is known for “Giving life to final Dreams”. As stated on the Foundation’s website, their mission is to “serve terminally-ill adults and their families by providing them with end-of-life Dreams that offer inspiration, comfort and closure”. Rachel, whom is a middle-school teacher as well as a mother of two, was diagnosed in the fall of 2016 with a non-curative brain tumor.
In addition to the check presented to Rachel to help fund the Dream, her two daughters received a box of toys from a partner of the Dream Foundation, Hasbro Toy Co. When given a chance to recap her thoughts on the Dream coming true Rachel said, ” It would have never happened without this”. The family visited Disney in late May. Rachel expressed the best part was getting this special time with her family, in addition to the fun and memories made. CCK is so happy for this well-deserving patient and her family!
For more information, to apply for a Dream or to donate to the Dream Foundation visit: http://www.dreamfoundation.org/