Below are recent recipients of "The Hang On to the Dream Foundation":
"It was vicious... there were broken instruments all over the place. It was just terrible," was how one of the faculty members at The Detroit H.S. for the Fine and Performing Arts described the scene when students came to school one morning to find that their band room was hit by vandals who destroyed almost every instrument in the room.
Growing up, Vanessa was surrounded by numerous negative influences from within her community. By the 8th grade, she was already experimenting with drugs and doing poorly in school, until someone close to her died from a drug overdose. Vanessa knew then that she had to make a change in her life. Instead of drugs, Vanessa used dance as a way to escape.
Defying the odds, Vanessa has "hung on" to her dream and turned her life around. With a 4.0 grade point average, Vanessa became the first person in her family to ever graduate high school.
"Hang On to the Dream" Gives Denver Teen Who Used Dance To Turn Her Life Around The Surprise Of A Lifetime!
The Hang On to the Dream Foundation, in conjunction with Yamaha of America,
gave the school nearly $5,000 in new instruments, and the students couldn't wait to put on a show with their new drums!
A severe birth defect caused Sable Carfield of McCook, Nebraska
to be born with no right arm and only a partial left arm.
But she did not allow the lack of arms prevent her from reaching her dream of becoming a certified lifeguard! Christopher Ewing, the founder of the Hang On to the Dream Foundation, recently heard about Sable's story and discovered that what she was desperately in need of was a voice-activated laptop computer so that she could do her school work more easily. The foundation surprised Sable with that laptop recently during the "Hang On to the Dream-Live Tour."
And as a token of our appreciation, for any donation of $30 or more,
we will send you a "Hang On to the Dream" tee shirt or coffee mug,
just as our way of saying "Thanks"!
As an infant, Josh Pobursky had both legs amputated and his parents were told that he would never be able to walk.
But Josh grew up to prove doctors wrong by becoming a top little league hockey player. The Hang On to the Dream Foundation recently flew the talented 15 year old and his family to Quebec so that Josh could meet his hero, NHL legend Patrick Roy.
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The "Hang On to the Dream Foundation" is a national, 501(c)(3),
non-profit, organization, that is committed to helping kids realize their dreams
by supplying them with needed items, opportunities and/or financial assistance.
11 year old piano prodigy Emma Schneider of Arden Hills, Minnesota won "The Hang On to the Dream Music Contest" held at The Mall of America.
As the winner, The Hang On to the Dream Foundation made it possible for Emma to record her very own cd at a studio where such singers as Sting, Sarah McLachlan and many others record.
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