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Meet our 2022 Dream Kids

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Our 2022 Dream Kids

Meet the kids needing your support

You know that the Golf for Kids Annual Charity Golf Classic is all about the kids. The reason we get together each year is to make a real difference to the lives of Vancouver Island children. Over the past 24 years you’ve helped us raise over 8.5 million dollars which has directly benefited children’s charities, trusts and organizations – Thank You!

It’s our privilege each year to be able to introduce to you some of the kids who need your support. Like Theresa, who wants a communication device to help her connect with her family; or Amy who would like a special off-road wheelchair to be able to take to the trails; or Keygan, who more than anything wants to take a trip and get away from it all after cancer treatment.

While some Dreams are fun like travel and meeting a favourite celebrity, and some Dreams are practical like wheelchairs and therapeutic hot tubs, all Dreams have the ability to transform the lives of children and their families during some of the most difficult times; giving a sense of hope when it is needed most. Dream experiences can help improve emotional and physical health. The average cost to fill a Dream is $10,000.

Meet our 2022 Dream Kids

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Amy, age 17.

Amy has Dravet Syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy that causes frequent, prolonged seizures and many health complications. Amy’s Dream is for a Hippocampe All Terrain Wheelchair to help expand her horizons.

“The Hippocampe chair will allow us to take Amy outside on the gravel walking trail behind our home that extends for many kilometers to Chemainus. This chair is much lighter and will make walking on this trail feasible. Thank you very much.”

– Amy’s parents

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Greyson, age 11

Type 1 Diabetes turns life upside down for kids. It is a life-changing condition that needs to be taken into consideration all-day, every-day. Distracting from school, sports and the normal activities that any 11-year old would want to do, monitoring blood sugar levels and self-administering medication takes a toll. Greyson has a Dream of a trip to Japan that will allow him to soak up the culture, and provides an exciting focus when the day-to-day is challenging.

“Greyson is fascinated by all things Japanese. He is an emerging artist and he wants to learn more about anime. His art provides him with a distraction as he learns to live with his diabetes. He’s really looking forward to his Dream trip to Japan. We are humbled by this opportunity and it is very exciting.”

– Greyson’s mom

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Keygan, age 17

A diagnosis of cancer is extremely frightening for anyone. For a child it changes their whole world as well as the lives of their family. After treatment for lymphoma Keygan’s Dream is for a trip to Disneyand and the Marvel Theme Park: places full of magic that will allow him to forget about being sick, and enjoy being a teenager.

“Keygan is looking forward to getting away: seeing the Marvel universe, Star Wars, having some fun, travelling, eating take-out food and having distance from his illness. He is our superhero.”

– Keygan’s family

“Thank you from the depths of our hearts for funding the via mobile [wheelchair drive assist] and portable lift for our son Brayden. The motor assist has opened up all kinds of new walking paths and trails for us to explore and Brayden is so much calmer when he is outdoors! The equipment that you’ve provided for us is life changing and is providing a much greater quality of life for Brayden! Thank you so much!”

Michelle and Dave
parents of Dream child Brayden

“We are a late arrival to assist in the amazing fundraising that is Golf for Kids. We are in awe of what you do. This is a time when we all need to pull together and we are here for everyone in this community. What group of individuals is more important than kids? It is an honour and an honourable undertaking to assist in the region’s preeminent fundraiser.”

Peter Baillee
Advertising Director
Times Colonist