Meet A Dream Maker: Josh Morrissey

As one of the star defencemen on the Winnipeg Jets, Josh Morrissey is a household name for many hockey fans in Manitoba and to some children, getting the chance to meet him is a dream come true.

Morrissey became the Ambassador for The Dream Factory in 2016 and has sacrificed countless hours to help us make dreams come true for kids here in Manitoba who are battling life-threatening illnesses.

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Meet Daria

Konichiwa, Dream Team!

I would like to tell you about my dream trip to Japan that you have organized for me. I will tell my story starting from the limousine that took us to the airport. I had indescribable feelings. It was the first time I rode in a limo and I was feeling like a celebrity too!

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Meet Heidi

Heidi lives up in Gnadenthal, a 15-minute drive South-East of Winkler, with a family that knows how to love each other. Heidi, an 11-year-old, was born a twin, has a younger sister, as well another set of younger twin siblings.

To really know Heidi’s story, we have to look back to a few years ago.

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Meet Azariah

Azariah was only three months old when her family learned that she had a rare form of kidney cancer called Wilm’s Tumour. It was rare enough for someone as young as Azariah to be diagnosed, but even rarer to have tumours on both kidneys.

Over the last three years, Azariah has been an absolute trooper, handling all of the tests and treatments along the way. It has been so incredibly tough on her parents and her siblings, and this whole family could benefit from some of the hope and joy that comes from a dream come true.

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Meet Karmyn

What started out as a few random fevers throughout the summer of 2018, turned into an emergency room visit and news that turned our whole world upside down. During the early hours of August 25, 2018, we found out that our little 6-year-old Karmyn had cancer.

A few days later, she was formally diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Two weeks after that, it was concluded that Karmyn had Philadelphia Positive ALL, which is very rare in pediatric Leukemia in that less than 5% of kids have it. Since then, Karmyn has turned 7 and her days have been mainly filled with trips to clinic at CancerCare, and admissions at Children's Hospital on CK5.

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DreamsAndrew Kussy
Deadlifts For Dreams

Elevator doors opened up to reveal Maya, who had just finished a round of chemo, singing Lion King songs at the top of her lungs, delighting the other patients and parents in the Children’s Hospital cancer ward.

“She loves Lion King,” Maya’s mother, Sarah says, laughing. “But she doesn’t really know the words, so she just sings what it sounds like to her.”

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