Dream Foundation created Dreams for Veterans in 2014 to tailor the Dream experience to veterans and their families. Dream recipients are U.S. military veterans who served from World War II to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, during peacetime, and those who currently serve on active duty or in the reserve. Dreams for Veterans acknowledges veterans and honors their service by fulfilling their final Dream, providing them, their families and caregivers inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life.
Final Dreams range from basic need items (like a working appliance or mobility scooter) to bedside reunions, final vacations with family, meeting personal heroes or reconnecting with aspects of former military service.
The Dream Foundation has built a nationwide community of hundreds of volunteers, hospices, health care and veterans’ service organizations, committed individuals and corporate donors to bring veterans’ final Dreams to life.
Dream Foundation is the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults, fulfills Dreams that provide inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life. With the support of a nationwide network of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations and committed donors, Dream Foundation has given life to nearly 25,000 final Dreams over the past two decades and has never turned down a qualified applicant.
Dream recipients are U.S. military veterans 18 years of age or older with a terminal illness, a life expectancy of 12 months or less, and the ability to provide proof of U.S. military service*. If the applicant is currently serving on active duty or in the reserve, proof of service is required.
*If applicants are unable to provide a copy of their discharge papers or other proof of service, or prefer not to share those forms please feel free to apply for a dream through our General Dream Granting program.
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