“Keeping hope alive – one
brave heart at a time.”
Really Can Come
True" as a result of the commitment, desire,
and determination of our Anonymous Angels, who at their
sole expense, with their individual supervision,
discretion, and insight, fulfill the dreams of children
and parents by performing random acts of kindness and
generosity, without thought of thanks, recognition, or
applause. These Anonymous Angels are truly
Heroes of Hope."
of Hope children’s network of
members, caregivers, and friends neither solicits nor
accepts cash donations from the
“Each child’s dream is fulfilled by an
anonymous Hero of Hope.”
Brittney L. felt like she was in a winter wonderland during her
weekend at Deep Creek Lake, an experience highlighted by the sleigh ride
in a horse-drawn carriage.
Y. was thrilled to be a spectator at the
exciting Arena Cross Motorcycle Racing Show
J. achieved her dream of actually helping to build a Habitat for
Humanity home, when
she worked on a housing project in Baltimore’s
W’svision of visiting the spectacular Niagra Falls became a
reality during her weekend
birthday vacation in upstate New York.
D. knew he wanted to help rebuild New Orleans for people whose
lives had been
devastated by Hurricane Katrina. His dream came
true when Bruce and his entire family were sponsored on a trip to Louisiana as
part of a faith-based group.
B. called it “the greatest
adventure of her life” when she experienced a four day train excursion
with her parents through the Canadian Rockies.
Tony D. was fascinated as he watched in awe the extraordinary magic
of David Copperfield.
S. now has hundreds of books readily available at her fingertips
with the new Amazon
Kindle Reader she received for her
B. with absolute determination had a priceless experience when
he got to play baseball
with a “Miracle League” team on a specially
designed turf field in West Virginia.
T. had his love of music lifted to a new level when he visited
the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame” in Cleveland,
Marissa A. had a mile-wide smile as she
watched the Disney on Ice - Toy Story Show from the
Sean W. cheered for the home team at the Mariner’s indoor arena
J. celebrated her 16th birthday with girlfriends at an overnight
hotel sleepover where
she enjoyed surprises galore.
Tyrone M. sat at center court while he roared with laughter watching
the hilarious antics of the fabulous Harlem Globetrotters basketball
T. as an avid sports fan, could hardly believe his eyes as he
wandered through the
Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New
Zach G. had his most memorable birthday when he and 16 of his
classmates were guests at the ESPN Zone at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
J. sang along with the audience during the musical production of
“Mary Poppins” she
attended at the Kennedy Center in Washington,
B. had one of the greatest birthdays of his young life when all
of his friends, including the
entire fifth grade, celebrated with him at a
McDonalds restaurant in Reston, Virginia.
G. had seen them on television and had listened to their music,
but never dreamed he’d
see the Blue Man Group in person, until the
limousine arrived and took him to the
M. was Captain of the Day when he went sailboat racing at the
“Ya Gotta Regatta” event
at Baltimore’s Downtown Sailing
Georgie W. could hardly believe her eyes on
the day she came home from the hospital and saw
so many beautiful tropical fish swimming in her
very own aquarium.
H. had the time of her life as she joined thousands of screaming
Carrie Underwood fans at
the First Mariner Arena concert.
Katie V. had more fun than a tiny car full of clowns at the “Zing Zang
Zoom” performance of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey
C. was seated front and center when she was the guest of the
“American Idol” television
K. spent an exciting Sunday afternoon cheering for the
Washington Redskins from
a skybox high above the field, and went home with
an autographed football.
B’s dream came true when on Christmas morning she found lots of
presents under their tree for her entire
Jane had a weekend to remember when she traveled to Washington,
D.C. as the guest of a
United States Congresswoman who arranged visits
to the White House, the Capitol,
the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials and the
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.
cards for the 2010 holiday season were presented to a wide range of
spent time in and out of treatment facilities, so
they could have the joy of selecting
their own choice of toys, games, and
T. had her dream come true when an anonymous friend announced
that she was the grand
prize winner of a Disney Cruise family vacation
to the Bahamas
A. giggled with delight as he felt the wet nose and hugged
the Golden Retriever puppy he
was given as an early birthday gift. He named her
Becky in honor of his favorite nurse.
Kelly B. was filled with pride and joy as she rode on
Cinderella’s Elegant Carriage drawn by 2 white horses in Maryland’s
Preakness Festival Parade.
Jackie G. and her parents visited Walt Disney World in Orlando,
Florida, and had loads of fun with Mickey and Minnie Mouse and all of their
Chaim Z. cheered for the Baltimore Orioles as they played the
Boston Red Sox in a double header at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Carol Ann J. visited Ocean City, Maryland and spent a week of summer
fun with her family at an oceanfront home in Bethany Beach,
Billy W. was a special guest of the Ringling Brothers Barnum
Bailey Circus at Baltimore’s Arena, and met the Ringmaster and several trapeze
Susie K. took her first trip to New York City with her mother
and loved the amazing performance of The Lion King on Broadway.
Winnie T. had a very memorable weekend vacation with her father
and three sisters in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia visiting the historic
Joey A. loved petting and hugging two yellow Labrador
puppies during their surprise visit to his bedside at Johns Hopkins
Hospital in Baltimore.
Chuck C. cheered for his favorite National Football League team,
the Baltimore Ravens from a Skybox at M&T Stadium.
Anne Marie E. was thrilled to be honored by the Disney on Ice skaters
during a performance at Baltimore’s Civic Arena.
Josie M. traveled to Washington, D.C., toured The White
House and The United States Capitol and had her picture taken with her
Allan C., along with his father and brother, had a very exciting
fishing trip on the Chesapeake Bay, as guests of a Captain from Rock Hall,
Jeremy H. took his first flight to Indiana, and then had the
thrill of a lifetime watching the Indianapolis 500 Race from the NASCAR press
Sally W. had a memorable and exciting experience riding a gray
and white pony from the 4H therapeutic riding program at Greenwell State Park
in Hollywood, St. Mary’s County, Maryland.
Mattie S. was awarded an Honorary Fire Chief’s badge while riding
with his friends on a hook and ladder fire engine in Silver Springs,
Veronica L. was surprised with a seven day family vacation to “Give
Kids the World” in Orlando, Florida, and taken on daily visits to SeaWorld,
Universal Studios, Epcot Center, and Disney World’s Magic
Sara N. spent a fun filled weekend at the Hershey Park,
Pennsylvania amusement center with lots of exciting rides, chocolate
treats and photos.
Lisa B. had a wonderful holiday in New York City visiting the
Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Radio City Music Hall, and then
riding in a horse drawn carriage through Central Park.
Charlie J. was named an “Admiral of the Chesapeake Bay” while
sailing as part of the crew on a schooner out of Annapolis,
Stevie T. saw his favorite team, the New York Yankees, play the
Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series. Stevie’s dream was topped off by
meeting some of the team’s players and receiving autographed
Caitlyn E. took her first train ride to Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania so she could see the historic Liberty Bell, visit
Independence Hall, have lunch and play games at ESPN Zone, and then met
the Mayor while at City Hall.
Ryan W. and his family were guests at the State House in
Annapolis, Maryland, where he was awarded a Citation of Honor by the Governor
while lots of photos were taken at the ceremony.
Belle H. went to the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore to see the
high energy Broadway award winning show “Stomp” and at the end of the evening
went backstage and met the cast.
Timmy B. had his picture taken with Cal Ripken, Jr. at an
Ironbirds baseball game in Aberdeen, Maryland, and then received an autographed
ball, cap, and jersey from the Orioles legend.
Johnny K. had a thrilling experience flying high above the
City of Alexandria, Virginia seated beside the traffic helicopter
Latoya D. had a 16th birthday surprise when she received a
Nintendo Wii game loaded with all the extras.
Trevor N. was rooting for the Washington Nationals Baseball Team
when in the 7th inning his name appeared in big letters on the giant
Junior G. had a family dinner celebration on Easter Sunday
surrounded by jousters on horses at the Medieval Times restaurant.
Sandy J. was a special guest at the Hannah Montana Show and had
her picture taken with the teen star backstage.
Tony K. received a welcome home from the hospital gift of a new
computer, widescreen monitor, and a color
Rudy C. was all smiles as he sat front and center at the
Baltimore Invitational Professional Bull Riding Show.
Terry B. was invited to a game by the Washington Wizards
Basketball Team, sat with the players on their bench, and took home photos and
an autographed ball.
Allie V. laughed in delight as she celebrated Christmas in July
by breaking open a piñata filled with lots of gifts.
Gary A. and his family spent a week of respite at a
breathtaking mountaintop retreat overlooking the Shenandoah Valley in
Heidi R. was presented with a hand crafted multi-level doll
house complete with miniature furniture, accessories, and family and pet
Willie B. had his wish answered when he received a Hollywood
Karaoke System complete with microphones, speakers, and lots of hit
Ellen Sue M. with her mother and two brothers took a weekend trip to
Baltimore, which included two nights at an upscale hotel, all meals, tickets to
the IMAX Theater and National Aquarium, a Baltimore Orioles game at Camden
Yards, along with a surprise package of gifts for the entire family.
Roger Y. had dreamed of having his own remote control airplane
with range and altitude features to fly in his back yard. His dream came
Buddy J. and his 2 cousins sat in the first row as they cheered
and shouted with the crowd at the Monster Wheels Jamboree in
Dotsie S. along with her mother and sister had a 3 day
extravaganza in the nation’s Capitol with accessible accommodations provided at
a historic Washington, D.C. hotel, visits to museums and national monuments,
meals at interesting restaurants, tickets to the movies and spending money for
treats along the way.
Yaacov R. and his 3 bothers, 3 sisters, and 4 cousins had a
weekend of absolute fun as guests of Kings Dominion Amusement Park in
Rory M. and his family were provided with a unique
holiday shopping trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania including an overnight
stay with meals at a local hotel, tickets to Hershey Park, and gift
certificates to Best Buy, Barnes and Noble and Toys R’ Us.
Luke K. always wanted a Casio musical keyboard and a karaoke
console so he could be part of his friends’ band. Luke is all smiles
Frank P. As a Bruce Springsteen fan, Frank dreamed about the day
he would see the Boss in concert. Frank’s dream came true.
Rachel W. opened her front door one morning and was surprised to
see a custom built adult size red tricycle with hand brakes, an accessible
fitted seat, safety controls, a big bell, and a floral basket mounted on the
J. was beaming with holiday
spirit when she went to Radio City Music Hall in New York to see the
world famous Rockettes perform their Christmas
W. was fascinated when he
traveled from Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania to Baltimore's Inner Harbor to
experience a school of Dolphins at the National
Kenny H. particularly loved the fast rides and endless snacks
during his first visit to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg,
M.'s dream was not for
herself, but rather for her Dad to get a new job. The day her father came
home with the great news that he had been hired by a local construction
company was a joyous time for their entire
J. had one of the great thrills
of his young life when he was a special guest at the Cole Bros. Circus of
Stars at the Anne Arundel County
A. had the vacation of a
lifetime when she sailed on a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas with her
parents and sisters.
could hardly believe his eyes
as he soared through the air in the basket of a gigantic colorful hot air
balloon as part of the Baltimore Preakness
S.'s dream turned out to be a
double header when he visited New England to cheer for his Uncle Jack
running in the Boston Marathon, and the following day got to see the
Boston Red Sox play ball at Fenway Park.
Hope's surprise birthday party
at her neighborhood community center was fun for everyone with tumbling
clowns, Sesame Street characters, a magician doing amazing tricks, along
with gift baskets for all the guests.
L. spent a glorious week at a
hotel in Ocean City, Maryland , sailing in a speed boat on the Bay, going
to the beach during the afternoons, and then with wonderful evenings
riding along the boardwalk, playing arcade games, and sharing ice cream
and popcorn with her little brother.
D. was able to select a
beautiful dress with accessories to match so that she could celebrate her
graduation at the senior prom.
Jared D. had one of his wishes come true when he and his
best friend had a thrilling whitewater rafting experience at the
Adventure Sports Center in Western Maryland.
Abbie W., along with her mother and sister, were special guests at
the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for the smash Broadway musical “Wicked,”
and were then invited backstage after the performance.
Georgie K. had one of the great surprises of his young life when
several dealers at the “Great Scale Model Train Show” presented him with one of
their magnificent displays, and agreed to assemble the trains at his
Samuel H., with the approval of his parents, had an extraordinary
experience skydiving in tandem with the Daredevil’s Club president on
Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Jerry G. had his dream come true when he and his family
were VIP guests at the July weekend induction of former Major League
players into the “National Baseball Hall of Fame” in Cooperstown, New
Cassandra M., along with her father and brother, were guests of the
television producer, as they cheered and applauded during “The American Idol
Live Show” at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore.
Skip W. could hardly believe that he and 4 friends had
preferred seating at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore to see his favorite
group – Bono and U2 in concert.
Amanda Y. and her mother were fascinated with the Cirque de
Soleil performance at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, and even had their
pictures taken with some of the cast members.
Kirby C., along with his two cousins, were hosted by the show’s
promoter of “Monster Jam Extravaganza,” the All Star Line Up of Monster Trucks
at Ravens Stadium in Baltimore.
Anna Marie R. had her dream come true when she was presented with a
handsome photographic album of memories that had been carefully restored and
creatively assembled, in order to preserve her family’s Central American
Billy O’s birthday wish was fulfilled by having all of his
family, friends, and classmates celebrate with him at a Great Maryland Crab
Feast, highlighted by an ice cream bar dessert extravaganza.
Doug J. was made an honorary member of “Team Baltimore Racing”
when they competed in the American Le Mans Series Race during the “Baltimore
Grand Prix” weekend.
Nicole V. is such a great dog lover, that when she was
invited to be a guest at the Westminster Kennel Club’s annual competition
in New York City, she was absolutely exuberant.
Wally L. had always wanted to visit the Luray Caverns in the
Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. So when the opportunity was given to him to be a
part of the “Discovery Day Celebration” his wish came
Scotty Y. had heard about skim boarding, but had never
actually seen it take place. So when his family was sent on a summer
vacation to Dewey Beach, Delaware he was thrilled to witness the actual
Luann A. always loved watching gymnastic performances. So when
she and her Mother were invited to spend the weekend at the Gaylord National
Resort and Convention Center, they sat front and center for the “United
Cheerleading National Competitions.”
Cerelita Z. loved ballet from an early age. When she, her Mother,
and two cousins were invited to a performance of the Bolshoi Ballet at the
Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, D.C. she was ecstatic.
Teri T. was broken hearted when she lost her beloved Ragdoll
cat. While at the National Cat Show, she was given an early birthday present of
an 8 week old white kitten, which she promptly named Snowflake.
Micha L., along with 5 friends, were treated to an exciting and fun
filled evening at the Cirque Du Soleil–Quidam spectacular show.
Shelby W.’s birthday celebration featured a front and center table
for her she and her dinner guests at the Medieval Times Restaurant, highlighted
by an exciting jousting tournament.
Kolby M.’s dream came true when a deluxe swing set and fun center
appeared in his backyard, because his illness kept him from going to the park
and playing with other kids.
Jackie B. loved 60’s and 70’s rock and roll music. So when she
and her two big sisters got to see the Broadway show, Jersey Boys, one of her
dreams came true.
Desi T. was all smiles on her adventure to the Maryland
Renaissance Festival, where music and laughter could be heard among colorful
stilt walkers, mysterious magicians, talented actors and jugglers all wearing
the most magnificent costumes imaginable.
Curtis J. could hardly believe his eyes when the mini-bus filled
with his family and friends entered the gates of the Naval Air Station to
witness the Patuxent River Air Expo, with flying performances by the famous
Blue Angels, and jumps by the Golden Knights Parachute
Families (24 in all), had their day brightened by some very generous
Anonymous Angels, when the truck arrived in their neighborhoods with baby
carriages, playpens, packages of diapers, cases of infant formula, lots
of shirts, shorts, caps, socks, sneakers, along with brightly wrapped
gifts of books, toys, and computer games. WOW! Everyone called it
“Christmas in July.”
Natasha M. had heard about the National Aquarium in
Baltimore, and even hoped to see the amazing underwater world someday.
For her high school graduation one of her dreams came true when she and
her family were transported to the Inner Harbor for a weekend vacation
that included accommodations at a luxurious hotel, their meals at
waterfront restaurants, along with the grand tour of the City’s
Chelsea A. was a real fan of Brittany Spears. So when the Femme
Fatale Tour came to Washington, D.C., Chelsea’s dream came true, when she, her
sister, and cousin were seated front and center for the sold out
Rolf J. had only recently moved to Washington, D.C. in order to
be close to The Children’s National Medical Center for his treatments. Although
he had read magazine articles about the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, he
really dreamed of seeing it firsthand one day. On a beautiful spring morning,
Rolf, his brother and 2 sisters, along with a group of his classmates, were
taken by van for a full day excursion at the Museum.
Indira A., a 17 year old high school student, was an avid reader.
Shortly after her friend learned that she was dreaming about an “Amazon
Kindle,” an Anonymous Angel had one delivered to Indira’s home, along with a
gift card so she could purchase books, music, and movies.
Tanisha R’s Aunt and 3 children were victims of brutal domestic
violence that caused them to lose their home, and everything they owned. More
than anything, Tanisha wanted her Aunt and cousins to have a safe place to
live, and some furniture and clothing so they could start a new life. Over a
period of 10 days, with the help of several Anonymous Angels, Tanisha’s dream
Alfie N., as a result of the surprise baseball tickets he
received for his birthday, had his dream come true when he was able to invite
his Grandfather to go with him to the first game of the World Series
Championship between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas
K.,always fascinated with gymnastics, was
so excited when she was invited to witness firsthand the renowned “Peking
Acrobats” in an extraordinary performance highlighting their unique
levels of balance and juggling
H. had been a regular participant in
therapeutic horseback riding. For his birthday surprise, he was given the
opportunity to experience the excitement of “Apassionata - The
Beginning,” a theatrical sensation of magnificent
of going deep sea fishing. His
dream was fulfilled when he sailed aboard one of the leading vessels
entered in the “White Marlin Championship Tournament” off the coast of
Ocean City, Maryland.
A.'s dream of riding in the Rose Bowl Parade came
true when she was invited to sit in a specially designed chair on one of
the magnificent floats covered with arrangements of beautiful flowers. A
two night stay at a Long Beach hotel for Sareta and her family made the
experience really memorable.
Lilly and Luke
J., 8 year old twins, wished that they
could ice skate. Since they weren’t able to, one of their all time fun
favorites was going to ice skating events. And then, when they least
expected it, a Sunday afternoon for the whole family was arranged where
Lilly and Luke were seated in the front row at the “Disney on Ice – Dare
to Dream” show.
L. Whenever the circus was in town, Jason
wanted to be there under the “Big Top.” So for his eleventh birthday gift
he received first row seats for he and his father, along with 3 friends,
right in front of the center ring at the Ringling Brothers Barnum &
Bailey Circus. As an added extra there were snacks and souvenirs for
W. loved singing the songs from the movie,
“Mary Poppins.” What a real treat for Cami when the van arrived to take
her and her parents with 2 girlfriends to see the Disney Broadway Musical
Production of her favorite show.
Y.'s hobby was photography, so he always had
his camera with him wherever he went. However, what he didn’t expect was
the surprise gift of a digital video camera with all of the accessories
that would enable him to record his own
G. was named an “Honorary Fire Chief”
while celebrating his eighth birthday at the Fire Museum of Maryland.
Photos of Joey in his fire helmet and wearing his award ribbons really
topped off the day.
Meshan K., as a guest at the “Babes
in Toyland Holiday Spectacular” smiled and sang along with the entertainers
during the entire show.
S. was a VIP at the “Baltimore Indoor Racing Event”
as race car drivers from New York to Florida waved to him as they drove the
warm –up lap around the track.
Sareta J. smiled
with delight as the “Disney Stars” (Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and
Ariel the Mermaid) performed on stage at the Lyric Opera House Festival.
Jarrod W. felt as if
he were the “Chief Engineer” when the Mount Claire Railroad Museum presented
the “Colonial Christmas Experience” of trains and
Becca H. laughed, cried, and
ring the performance of
Broadway’s musical, “Beauty and the
had his spirits lifted “high
as a kite” while watching and listening in awe at the sights and sounds
within the “Ripley’s Believe It
M's. first time experience of going
to a Major League baseball game was, as he said – “Awesome,” and to top it off, he met and received
autographs and signed photos from some of the players in the locker
Buster and Callie
W. could hardly believe their
eyes when they arrived at the entrance of The
White House in Washington, D.C. The sightseeing tour, the photo ops,
along with the many souvenirs of their exciting day in the Capital will
provide memories they’ll share
P. laughed and giggled throughout the afternoon of her 11th
birthday party. With Chuckles the Clown leadint the way, Marlin's Fascinating Magic being performed, highlighted by the ice cream
extravaganza that became the crowning touch of Irina's "Day to Remember
always brought lots of joy to
family and friends with her talent in playing favorite tunes on a portable
keyboard. When the gift of a beautifully polished Upright Piano was delivered one evening,
wrapped in a big red ribbon, Moriah was truly overwhelmed with
Buddy K. was always joyous when he got
to see a train exhibit operating with their many bells and whistles. So
being one of the guests of honor for the “Scale Model Train Show” at the Timonium Fair
Grounds was one of his biggest surprise treats, of all
had her spirit
lifted high after receiving an invitation to spend the weekend with her
family celebrating “Christmas on
the Potomac” at
The Gaylord National
loves music and
dance, so when “Drum Line
Live,” a marching band with 40 musicians and performers came
to town, she was very, very excited to experience the renditions of their
80’s and 90’s acrobatic
was filled with
excitement to be front and center at the “Monster Jam
Truck Spectacular,” a high energy show he had always dreamed of
delighted to attend the “Baltimore
Ravens Cheer Leading Tryouts,” even though she wasn’t physically able to
had only been
on one boat in his entire life, so being escorted on a golf cart around
the Convention Center to see hundreds of vessels at “The Baltimore
Boat Show” was a
thrilling experience he’ll always
and her parents
felt so fortunate to attend “Visions
2013” - The National Conference of the Foundation Fighting
Blindness, in order to learn about the latest developments in
retinal research, while meeting and mingling with families from across
the country living with similar
Wilson A., an enthusiastic
NASCAR fan, undoubtedly had the
thrill of his young lifetime when an Anonymous Angel sponsored their family on a
weekend adventure to experience the Daytona
500 Race in Florida.
K. could hardly believe his good luck when the
Baltimore Orioles Team Batboy took him onto
the field at Camden Yards, and then gave him an official Major League
baseball, along with (2) free tickets to the New York Yankees double
V. loved seeing clowns and
acrobats, even though he had only been to a performance once before; so when
the circus came to town he really wanted to be there, right under the Big
Top. Sure enough, Jacob and his family were guests of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus
sitting in the very front row of the center
B. had always been fascinated
with military history, especially naval victories. When the invitation
arrived Hank was so thrilled to have the opportunity to take a
“Living History Cruise”
aboard a restored World War II Liberty
Y. had read about so many
nautical adventures, that touring the “Bay Bridge Boat Show” and taking photos
while participating in their interactive activities was a treat she’ll
was truly an
amusement park fan. After a long winter, when she was finally able to
celebrate springtime with her family, a trip to the “Jolly Shows Carnival” was just what the
Doctor ordered to lift her
Bobbie L. was filled with an adventurous
spirit, although it was difficult for him to be too far from home, As part
of the “Day Out With Thomas - Go Go
Tour” at the B&O Railroad Museum, Bobbie had the most amazing
ride of his life sitting in the very front seat of “Thomas the Tank
Angela B. was truly a movie fan, when
she was invited to see “Escape From Planet
Earth”, the #1 family comedy in America, an action packed
adventure with lots of laughs. Waiting for Angela when she returned home was
a birthday present that included a “$500
movie gift card” courtesy of an anonymous Hero of Hope.
As you can imagine, Angela was all smiles from head to
Patty A., along with her two
younger sisters, and older brother, and accompanied by their parents, were “Guest of Honor” for the
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus’
Big Top Performance. This was an event their family will
remember for many years to
Kimberly C. didn’t know about the surprise
from a Heroes Angel until it arrived at
her home. The Jacuzzi Therapeutic
Spa was just what her Doctors had suggested for pain
relieving hydrotherapy. Her family knew that this type of massage therapy
would probably be highly beneficial in providing daily benefits for
Junior W’s face was beaming with
exhilaration as he entered Harry
Potter World at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. During
the next 3 days Junior’s life was filled with excitement and surprises,
while he also visited the Disney
Parks, and Epcot
Wally E’s. exciting experience at
Bush Gardens Theme Park in
Williamsburg, Virginia was a prescription for lots of fun, that truly lifted
his spirits high following a number of months spent in the
H. just loved all kinds of animals, so when she
Country U.S.A.” and rode in
an open air jeep through the winding trails, seeing so many animals made
one of her dreams come
V. always dreamed of riding in a speed boat, just like the ones she saw on television. On a beautiful
Saturday morning, Margie, her Mom, Grandparents, and two friends boarded a
magnificent racing boat, and spent the afternoon cruising along the Patapsco
Ricky O. realized that his “dream” had
actually come in the mail. Opening the box he screeched with delight to find
a brand new softball glove holding 2 tickets to the Baltimore Orioles Opening Day Game at Camden
Yards, one for him, and one for his
Ruth Ann P.’s life was changed forever when
the stable owner told her that she could call “Beauty, the Chestnut Mare” her very own horse.
As result of her therapeutic riding, Ruth Ann is now making enormous strides
on the road to
Jennifer K. was thrilled to be seated in the front row, so she really
had a terrific view of the “Disneyon Ice
- Let’s Celebrate!” spectacular. After the show, taking
photos with some of the Disney
characters topped off her afternoon, followed by dinner at her favorite
Wilma R. was
fascinated with the “Liberty Bell” and dreamed of actually seeing it “for real,” one
day. So a weekend vacation to Independence
Philadelphia with her Mom and Sister was a very memorable
experience. Waiting for Wilma when she got back home was a six foot
photo banner showing her with a big smile standing next to the famous
Sareta Y.heard about IMAX presentations, but had never seen one.
What a thrilling surprise for her to receive four (4) Gift Certificates for
each of six (6) IMAX
Africa – the Serengeti; Rocky Mountain
Express; Forces of Nature; To the Arctic; and Super
Webster L. was in the sixth grade as he read about the original
colonies in America. In fact, he often wondered what it would be like to
visit an early settlement. Well lo and behold; his dream came true when he
and his family were treated to a three (3) day vacation in
Bobby V.’s dream
became a reality when the invitation came announcing that he and his whole
family were “Boston
Bound” on a 3 day railroad
trip from Washington, D.C. to Boston, Massachusetts, where they
would be exploring the whole area with all of its historical
Sasha W. –
always wanted to ride a horse, so it was very thrilling for her to learn
that she was enrolled in a 12 week session at the “Greenwell Recreational and Therapeutic Riding
Program” in St. Mary’s County, Hollywood,
Millie D.- “Let’s Go to the
Movies!” One of the biggest treats for Millie was going to
the movies. Opening a big blue box tied with a beautiful red ribbon, Millie
found her birthday gift, a “one year free pass for 4 people to any AMC Movie
Jackson P. was fascinated with science and technology; so a Family
Membership to the Maryland Science
Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor really gave him exciting
events and inter-active displays to look forward
Tommy T. and Shawna T. are 12 year old twins who had never been on a boat. When
the opportunity came along for them to sail
on a magnificent catamaran from Annapolis to Baltimore, they were
Sukki J. wanted more than anything for her Mom and Dad to have a
vacation on their own, away from the kids, and as a respite from the daily
pressures they faced. When Sukki got the news that her parents were going to be guests at the waterfront home
of a local celebrity for a 3 night get away, (including
transportation and all meals), her joyous emotions were overflowing,
realizing that her dream had come