Reach for a Dream is celebrating 30 years of making the dreams of young children with life-threatening illnesses and rare diseases come true. These are some of the wonderful dreams they made come true…


In 30 years, the Reach for a Dream Foundation has fulfilled over 18,300 children’s dreams. They have also touched the lives of over 45 000 more children through their various projects.

The Foundation works to fulfil the dreams of children between the ages of 3 and 18 who are living with life-threatening illnesses. The dream team uses the special day to help the children regain some of their childhoods which mostly consists of medical routines and being cautious.

“We believe in the power of dreams and we encourage children to use their dreams to fight life-threatening illnesses. We seek, as far as possible, to make dreams come true and our donors and sponsors make this happen.” Reach for a Dream

The Foundation wants people to come forward and share their dreams from over the last 30 years.

“We are celebrating this special occasion by thanking all those who have helped us to inspire hope the lives of children facing life-threatening illnesses in the past 30 years:  our dream children, medical staff, volunteers, donors, sponsors, staff members, and all other role players.”

“Please share your stories and experiences,  whether you are a dreamer or a family member or friend of a dreamer and help us celebrate this special anniversary.”

You can share a dreamer’s dreams with the foundation here or you can donate R30.00 to help them fulfil dreams for the next 30 years.

Hello Kitty surprised our Dreamer, Alina, at the You Bar last week. Together they got their nails done, played some hide and seek and Alina got spoilt with lots of Hello Kitty apparel. Thank you to You Bar, Hello Kitty and everyone else involved in making Alina’s Dream come true.
The list of things we take for granted is endless. Liteboho’s story proves that in all it’s simplicity… She was in constant disbelief that she was seeing so many people while out for lunch. Her radiant expression of joy could be seen from miles away when she opened up her Dream laptop. Count your blessings every single day, we most definitely do
To see Tashnie realize that she has the potential to be the artist she dreams of being was purely priceless. Thank you Averda & Dorothy for fulfilling this Dream with us
5-year-old Nhlanhla who has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia had a dream of owning 10 remote control cars, and finally, this dream came true!

Sources: Reach for a Dream
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