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Events -- In Memorium

The Newsletter of Hospice Dreams

reams Dreams Are Ageless

Quarterly Issue 2: April 2012

LETS GO

WHITE SOX!

LADIES

MEETING RON KITTLE

DAY OUT AT CASINO QUEEN

BIG-RIG

DREAMS

Puur...fect

VISITING AN OLD

FAMILY MEET-UP SPOT

DREAM

OPA!

A NIGHT

AT THE SHOW

GREEK LUNCH AND ZOO VISIT

DRURY LANE’S GYPSY

FAMILY

REUNION

STEAKHOUSE DINNER

GONE FISHING

FISHING TRIP

ueen for a Day

COMEDY FOR A CAUSE

PHOTOS FROM OUR COMEDY FUNDRAISER

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Index Mission Statement: Hospice Dreams is a non-profit wish granting organization dedicated to fulfilling unmet wishes, decreasing stress and improving quality of life for adult hospice patients.

Dreams & News In This Issue Letter from the Director Big Rig Dreams - Helen Ellis Family Reunion Dinner - Raymond “Skip” Dombkowski Lets Go White Sox! - Boleslaus “Ben” Bies Opa! Greektown Lunch - Suzanne Douvrey Ladies Day Out at Casino Queen - Helen Arnold A Puur...fect Little Dream - June Yeargin Queen for a Day - Juanita Beck A Night at the Show - Carolyn Ritter Gone Fishing - Bob Williamson Comedy for a Cause - Fundraiser photos and recap Letters and Posts Donations Dreams in the News Staff Page Cover Image: Queen for a Day, a photo of our cover model Juanita Beck. Photography by: Deej Gausling, PBC Photography and Creative Cafe. www.pixbychix.com Pictured at left: The other cover photo of Juanita Beck that we considered for this issue.

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Mailing Address: 511 E. North Street Bradley, IL 60915 Toll-Free Phone: (888) 741-9132 Letters may be submitted to Hospice Dreams Attn: Dreams Newsletter 511 E. North Street Bradley, IL 60915 Contents are copyright Hospice Dreams. If you would like to use any article or photo please contact i n f o @ h o s pi c e d re a m s . or g for permission. Hospice Dreams is a registered 501(c)3 charity and your donations are tax-deductible. C or p orate sp ons orsh ip opportunities are available. Please contact our office directly for more information at (888) 741-9132 or email kswain@hospicedreams.org. Facebook: /HospiceDreams Twitter: @HospiceDreams Youtube: /HospiceDreams


Letter from the Director Spring has sprung — and early here in the Midwest! Birds are singing, flowers and trees are blooming, and the Dream requests keep coming! Spring means baseball outings, visits to zoos, and many other outdoor dreams. Sometimes dreams evolve, and this last quarter’s dreams are no exception. The dreams featured in this edition truly show that no dream is too small. Our Dream Coordinators work with the dream recipient and hospice company to make sure that the day is the best day they can give to the person. In this issue we have an avid White Sox fan who got to meet with the legendary left fielder Ron Kittle. Another dreamer just wanted to go to her favorite truck stop restaurant where she used to meet up with her children. Our cover feature wanted a day of glamour, and the dream coordinator set up a redcarpet style event with a tiara and a boa just for her. I hope that the stories in this issue bring a smile to your face like they did to ours, and remind you that Dreams truly are ageless!

With the advent of spring, our thoughts begin to turn to our upcoming golf outing at the Kankakee Country Club. Proceeds from this event will help us to make dreams come true for more hospice patients. If you are unable to attend any of our fundraisers, please take a moment and visit our website www.hospicedreams.org and see our online virtual quilt that is filled with the memories families and friends have shared about a loved one. With a small donation you can create your own quilt square in memory of your loved one. Or, to donate to help someone’s Dream come true, just visit our website today! Again, we want to thank all the businesses and organizations that have helped us this quarter with the dream requests we were able to grant ­­— we couldn’t do it without you. Please take a moment and ask yourself: “What would be your Dream?” With much respect and gratitude,

Kansas Swain

Director of Foundation Development Hospice Dreams

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ig Rig Dreams

Helen Ellis can no

Oakwood Plaza Restaurant was a favorite meeting place for Helen and her family.

The table was decorated with toy big-rigs that Helen later took home as souveniers.

longer get behind the wheel of a big rig, but visiting her favorite truck stop restaurant was the next best thing. “She sure loved those trucks and she loved to travel,” her son, Kenny Fairchild reminisced. “She drove semi-trucks up until she was 75 years old,” he continued. Ellis, a resident of Vermillion Manor in Danville, Illinois was transported to The Oakwood Plaza Restaurant in Oakwood, Illinois courtesy of Hospice Dreams. “This restaurant was a favorite

Above: Helen’s nurse Dena gives her a hug.

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at Oakwood Plaza meeting place for her and her family,” stated Dena Sawka, RN with Passages Hospice. Toy semi-trucks, gifts for Ellis to take with her, decorated the lunch table. The waitresses remembered Ellis from her regular visits and greeted her warmly. The restaurant also gave the group a generous discount on their meals.

Helen poses for a photo with her son Kenny.


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ay's Reunion Dinner

Ray “Skip” Dombkowski, 55, lifelong Chicagoan, had never met his granddaughter. “Skip” is the youngest of 4, and though he is close with his family, the decline of his health made the prospect of a trip to Australia to visit his son and meet his newly born granddaughter impossible. With the coordinated efforts of family, friends, and Hospice Dreams, they planned a reunion dinner at a local steakhouse.

Ray holds his granddaughter Kyla for the first time.

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he family wanted to bring everyone together to celebrate Ray’s birthday and introduce him to his 2-monthold granddaughter, Kyla. The dreams coordinator worked with his family to organize the reunion at Longhorn Steakhouse. His son flew in from Australia with Ray’s granddaughter, his daughter drove in from Chicago, and his brothers, sister, and extended family all made plans to come to the event. When the day finally arrived, Ray was so nervous and excited he almost couldn’t eat the steak dinner he had ordered. Everyone had come to wish him well. Ray loved meeting his granddaughter, happily reaching out to hold her for the first time. He gave her a stuffed animal and a photo to remember him by, and kept telling everyone how beautiful she was. More than 30 family members and close family friends were in attendance and celebrated the very special reunion with Ray.

Ray looks on as everyone sings happy birthday to him.

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World War II vets & best friends got the chance of a lifetime when they met with legendary left-fielder Ron Kittle to talk about their favorite pasttime, baseball.

W Boleslaus “Ben” Bies served as a mechanic on B-29s for the Army Air Corp during World War II and was stationed on the island of Tinian.

Boleslaus (Ben) Bies was born October 27, 1918 in Homestead, Pennsylvania. His family moved a number of times, from Pennsylvania to Kansas before finally settling in Chicago. He lived mainly on the South Side, and loved to play baseball as child and young adult. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II from 1942 until 1946 as a B-29 mechanic, stationed on then Pacific island of Tinian. After the war, he returned to Chicago and met Marie Nieminski; they married on June 3, 1951 at St. John of God Church in Chicago. They had three children: Diane, Ron and Don, 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Ben worked for Corn Products as an electrician, retiring in 1981. Both he and Marie were lifelong baseball fans. Marie passed away in April, 2002. Ben has been living in the Lakewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the last two years; his room mate is Dr. Everett Vandevoort, a fellow Army Air Corp WWII veteran who served in Europe, most notably during the Normandy invasion. Biography Author: Don Bies, Ben’s Son.

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hite Sox All-Star Ron Kittle gave best friends Boleslaus “Ben” Bies, 93, and Everett Vandevoort, 91, a home-run day with an exclusive meet-and-greet autograph session. Kittle visited Bies and Vandevoort, both WWII veterans and White Sox fans, through Hospice Dreams. The men shared stories of nine decades of baseball, from the Black Sox scandal of 1920 to the 2005 World Series game. Kittle signed White Sox memorabilia for the men, who planned to share the items with their grandchildren. “It’s always fun when I get to do things like this,” Kittle said of the visit. “I love getting out and meeting people.”

Ben’s family poses for a picture with Ron Kittle.

Everett simles broadly when posing for his photo with Ron Kittle.


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hen Suzanne Douvrey’s family immigrated from Greece, they brought a few decidedly Greek traditions with them: their clothing, their language and their love of food. “I miss the homemade food,” said Douvrey, 84. Douvrey was born in Galveston, Texas and attended

The meal resembled those of her childhood, with dishes

American schools and spoke English. But at home,

arriving every few minutes. First was skordalia and

Douvrey celebrated her Greek heritage through music,

other spreads. Then fresh tomatoes with Greek olives

fashion and most importantly, food. She remembers

and feta cheese were passed freely around the table. A

sitting down to a table groaning under the weight of

lifelong favorite, Garides Gemistes was the main course.

platters and bowls, passing both the food and the time

It wasn’t exactly like her mother made, Douvrey said,

with equal enthusiasm. Holidays were a lengthy affair

but it was pretty close. It’d been a long time she had a

with dish after dish emerging from the kitchen to be

meal like that, she said. The scene was a little different,

shared by her family.

but the food, and the feeling, was the same.

Now 84, Douvrey is a hospice patient and misses the homemade food of her childhood, she says. Last week, Douvrey was the guest of honor at a special lunch at Papaspiros Greek Taverna through Hospice Dreams.

Suzanne loves big cats, so before lunch she visited the zoo.

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Suzanne orders her favorite Greek meal - Garides Gemistes

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adies Day Out

at Casino Queen

A trip to the Casino Queen was always an annual event for Helen Arnold, her daughter and granddaughter. Arnold loves the slot machines and her eyes are bright with excitement as she recounts her one trip to Las Vegas and her $1,000 win.

Helen visited Casino Queen for her ladies day out. Below: Helen, her daughter, and nurse arrive at the casino.

Due to Arnold’s illness the ladies weren’t able to make the trip last year. Through the help of Hospice Dreams, the three generations reunited at Casino Queen for their annual Ladies Day Out. Ron Longley, Director of Community Affairs for the Casino Queen welcomed them at the door, escorted them to their table at the Market Street Buffet and joined them for their complimentary lunch. He also made Arnold feel like Queen of the Casino when he presented her with $30 in gaming coupons. The ladies gambled for two hours, and while they didn’t leave big winners, they left with big smiles. The day was arranged by Hospice Dreams, in cooperation with the Casino Queen. Below: Helen poses for a photo with her daughter and her nurse. Ron Longley, Director of Community Affairs for the Casino Queen, greets Helen.

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uurr...fect Little Dream J une Yeargin of North Logan Nursing Home had a simple dream. June has always been a cat lover and has fond memories of her old cat, Inky. For her dream, all June wanted to do was to hold a kitten again.

June’s caregiver contacted Hospice Dreams, and after explaining the wish, a dream coordinator was able to borrow a kitten for June to play with. When the kitten was placed in her lap, she was overjoyed. The kitten, which June quickly named “Muffin”, immediately snuggled up to June and played with her for a while. June got to feed her out of her hand, too! June said, “This is the best medicine I could ask for, this made my whole week!” June with “Muffin” the kitten climbing over her shoulder.

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randma’s memory might not be what it used to be, but she always knows when she looks good,” recalled Jen Beck, Juanita Beck’s granddaughter. Ask anyone and they would tell you Beck loves attention. Making her the star of her own makeover and photo

shoot seemed an obvious choice to make this hospice patient’s Dream come true. Beck is a facility favorite at Blu Fountain Manor where she resides. When the facility found out what Hospice Dreams was planning, they wanted to add to the fun and crown Beck “Queen for a Day” at a happy hour in her honor. She is also special to the Passages Hospice staff who nominated her for this

Dream. CNA Yadira Richardson, Social Worker Megan DeGroot and Admissions Coordinator Lisa Reynolds all played a part in making this Dream day a reality. Photographer Deej Gausling of PBC Studios in Bethalto graciously donated her time and services and declared Beck “the most beautiful model I’ve ever worked with.”

Juanita on the Red Carpet, accompanied by her nurse.

Beck loved her new blouse, sweater and accessories. She was particularly enthralled with her purple feather boa and sparkly tiara. Beck, escorted by Richardson, rolled down the halls with a practiced queenly wave for all her admirers. LuAnn Fisher, Activities Director at Blu Fountain literally rolled out a red carpet for the Queen’s entrance into the transformed dining room. At the end of her very eventful day, Beck told Richardson, “I never had such a good time in all my life.”

Above: Juanita gets her nails done. At Right: Yadira applies finishing touches to Juanita’s makeup.

Juanita poses with her granddaughter Jen and her nurse Yadira.

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A Night at the Carolyn Ritter, describes herself as 88 years young, and even as a hospice patient, she’s determined to keep up her fun and fancy-free lifestyle. For the spirited octogenarian, that means a good meal and an afternoon at the theater. Carol, her daughter, contacted Hospice Dreams and along with the dream coordinator crafted a special day for Carolyn. They planned a mini-makeover followed by going to Drury Lane’s production of Gypsy, where Ritter would be the guest of honor. Accompanied by her daughter Carol, Ritter would strut her stuff at the matinee presentation of the classic musical. Before she could go on her dream outing, Carolyn’s health declined, and the dream coordinator had to

notify the cast of Gypsy that their guest of honor would not be able to attend the show that day. The cast had been so moved by Carolyn’s love of the theater that they wanted to present her with a handmade card signed by the cast at the show. The following week, the dream coordinator was able to present the special card to Ritter. Carolyn was very happy to receive such a thoughtful memento, and though she declined having her photo taken, she was happy to allow photos of the card she received.

The cast of Drury Lane’s Gypsy made and signed a poster size card for Carolyn.

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It was a beautiful, crisp and sunny day when Hospice Dreams took Bob Williamson, 95, fishing on the Fox River. The WWII veteran used to go on fishing trips to Canada every year, and really missed it. Never married, he would come back from his trips and tell his fishing tales to his niece whom he helped raise. Bob decided that for this dream fishing trip, his sisters Joyce and Mick and his nieces should accompany him. Bonnie, the manager of Broken Oar Marina-Bar & Grill, helped arrange the boat and also found some experienced fishing guides. The two lifelong fishermen wanted to help make sure this was a great experience for Bob and his family. Patrick, who knows the Fox River’s best fishing spots, would drive the pontoon boat, and his buddy Larry would help everyone fish. Bob had a wonderful time fishing and helping coach his nieces in how to best catch fish. Holding his reel in hand, he retold his favorite fishing adventures from his trips to Canada. Soon Bob caught a small mouth bass, and after getting a photo, released it back into the river. When it was time to bring in the lines, everyone headed back for lunch, provided courtesy of the Broken Oar. Everyone had a great time and Bob was very happy to spend some family time fishing on the river. Bob poses for a photo with his sisters and nieces.

Bob’s nurse helps him fish.

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Bob with Broken Oar staff (L-R) Bonnie, Patrick, and Larry.

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Everyone piled on the pontoon boat, ready to fish.

Bob inspects his catch.


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Let the Grizzlies take care of the set-up, cooking, and clean-up for your group. Your pre-game picnic includes a 75 minute all you can eat buffet of hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans, chips, and Pepsi products.

$12 Field Box Seats

The best seats in the ballpark for the fan who wants to be close to all the action. You’ll never be more than 11 rows from the field. To purchase tickets contact: Kamie Freeland 618-972-7681 kfreeland@hospicedreams.org

Please purchase tickets before May 4 www.hospicedreams.org

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Proceed Benefit: Hospice Dreams a 501(c)(3) foundation that helps fulfill unmet wishes of hospice patients and improve their quality of life.


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omedy for a Cause

The Hospice Dreams comedy show fundraiser on March 24th was no

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laughing matter! More than 150 guests attended the event at Knights of Columbus in Kankakee and enjoyed four great comedians. Three local winners earned more than $500 in split-the-pot raffles, and one lucky entrant won two roundtrip tickets on Southwest Airlines in the featured raffle! In total, supporters donated more than $5,000 to grant Dreams in both the Kankakee area and across the Midwest. If you missed this hilarious event, look for the next fundraiser coming soon! (L-R) Chris Nickles and Chris Swain joining in the laughter that evening.

Dream Team members are all smiles at the Comedy Fundraiser. (L-R) Ricki, Kansas, Kristen, and Cooper.

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PLATINUM SPONSOR

Comedian Mark Placek

Country Chevrolet of Herscher, IL

GOLD SPONSORS

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John Panozzo Produce Inc.

Knights of Columbus

SILVER SPONSORS Emcee Stev Touhy warme the crowd. s up

Faber Financial Group

Slims Pour House

Millennium Technical Services

Warehouse Wood Grill & Pizzeria

Thank you to the following comedians who lent their talent and helped raise money for Hospice Dreams. A thank you also goes out to Nick Huffman for organizing the line up. Ali Clayton

Mark Placek

Joe Larkin

Mark Sheehan

Volunteer Jerry Henke helps sell 50/50 raffle tickets at the fundraiser.

At right and inset above: It was a packed house that night! As you can see everyone was enjoying the show.

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Media

D reams in the News.... Illinois Hospice Resident Made ‘Queen for a Day’ http://cbsloc.al/ItcOVN

Hospice dreams: Program makes dreams come true for terminally ill adults http://trib.in/Jk4BFn Hospice patient gets wish

http://bit.ly/I0JVyA

Dream a little dream, Organization aims to grant wishes for Hospice patients http://bit.ly/I0ROnJ

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Every Dollar Helps a Dream Give an ex-pilot their wings back for one more flight...help a fan go to a concert to hear their favorite band ... or send someone to a dinner with their family at a special restaurant ... Every dollar donated helps Hospice Dreams continue granting dreams to hospice patients. Though they come in many shapes and sizes all Dreams share the bond of bringing a bit of joy during a difficult time. Hospice Dreams is dedicated to the human spirit — helping people and their families on a journey that many have never faced before. With the help of our generous donors, Hospice Dreams provides a last opportunity for individuals and their families to the experience the wonder life can bring and create everlasting memories. Hospice Dreams is a non-profit wish granting organization dedicated to fulfilling unmet wishes, decreasing stress and improving quality of life for adult hospice patients. There are many ways to give: • Individual donations • Donation of a virtual quilt patch • Donations in honor of/in memory of an individual • Services, gift cards, or tickets to help grant a dream • Planned Giving • Corporate Donations • Sponsorship Hospice Dreams is a registered 501(c)3 charity and your donations are tax-deductible. Hospice Dreams relies on the generous donations of our sponsors and individual donors. Every dollar donated helps someone to achieve their Dream. Please visit our website to donate today! www.HospiceDreams.org Dreams are Ageless

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Create a Dream Quilt patch in the memory of your loved one today and help make future dreams a reality....

Help others to live their Dream with your donation of a Dreams quilt patch. The Dreams quilt is a

virtual online quilt that is filled with the memories families and friends have shared about a loved one. With a small donation you can personalize a quilt patch in one of two sizes and with a design of your choice. The quilt is always available to view and share on the Hospice Dreams website. Your donation of a quilt patch goes directly towards fulfilling Dreams through Hospice Dreams. Keep your memories alive by adding to our Dreams quilt today. To create your own quilt patch in memory of a loved one, or for other ways to donate to help someone’s Dream come true, just visit our website today.

www.HospiceDreams.org As a 501(c)3 charitable organization, Hospice Dreams gives hospice patients the opportunity to live out a dream—a final adventure — where they can spend a joy-filled day with loved ones creating memories of living.

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Hospice Dreams Staff Kansas Swain

Title: Director of Foundation Development

Editors: Kansas Swain Kaitlyn Henderson

Kristine Borcz PR Coordinator

Art Direction: Kristine Borcz

Christy Cooper

PR and Development Coordinator

Article Authors:

Kami Freeland

Kristine Borcz

PR and Development Coordinator

Kaitlyn Henderson Darla Watkins

Kaitlyn Henderson

Media and Communications Manager

Photography:

Kristen Kolwelter

Staff photographers supplied all photos in this newsletter unless otherwise specified.

Ricki Kravat

All photographs of Dreams are the property of Hospice Dreams and may not be reproduced without permission. Contact info@hospicedreams.com for permission or questions.

Dream Development Coordinator Office Manager

Dreams is a quarterly newsletter that documents the stories behind the Dreams that are granted through Hospice Dreams. Hospice Dreams is a registered 501(c)3 charity that provides adult hospice patients with an opprotunity to live their dream. We rely solely on the donations of individuals and sponsors to provide these Dreams. To learn more about Hospice Dreams please visit our website at: www.HospiceDreams.org.

This issue of Dreams was made available to the public on April 24th, 2012 through Issuu.

If you know of someone who has a dream please click on the “I have a Dream” button found on the top of our website for information as well as the application form. If you have further questions don’t hesitate to email us at: info@hospicedreams.org.

Use GoodSearch when you search the internet – they will donate a penny to us every time you do. We are listed as “Hospice Dreams.”

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