I’m so excited to finally share details from the amazing Dream on 3 trip to Miami! My dear friends and founders of Dream on 3, Brandon and Elizabeth Lindsey, have such big hearts and their organization truly makes dreams come true. The organization they founded alongside family members Martha and Danny Borrell, aims to make awesome dreams come true for children with chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities or life-altering conditions through the world of sports. You may remember I had the honor of capturing their first dream experience for Nicholas when he got a VIP visit to the Coca Cola Speedway and their second big dream experience for Zasheed and Zebulon in NYC where they got to experience a NY Yankee like true rockstars.
This time around, The Dream on 3 team surprised Zachyus with the trip of a lifetime to Miami, FL to experience a Miami Heat game! Zachyus is an eleven year old boy who lives with severe chronic asthma. Due to the severity of his condition, Zachyus requires an inhaler/nebulizer present with him at all times, medicinal support, and several checkups a month with his pulmonologist. Zachyus loves the NBA team Miami Heat. He told Dream on 3 that when he grows up, he wants to be a basketball player in the NBA because of his love for the game but also importantly for the chance to give back to others and be a good role model, like that of Dwyane Wade.
On Monday February 3rd, Zachyus thought it was a normal day at school…until the Dream on 3 team, his classmates, and his favorite nurses from the hospital all surprised him with the news of the trip! Complete with banners, confetti, classmates cheering, news crews interviewing him and even a limo ride with a police motorcade send off!
Our trip down to Miami was full of adventures! From plane rides and rental cars, Zachyus was full of smiles the entire trip to Miami…and even won some cash to spend at the Miami Heat team store by answering some trivia questions all about the team! The Dream on 3 team and the amazing Miami Heat staff put together a full day of amazing Miami Heat adventures with their help of their sponsors Wade’s World Foundation. From getting a VIP tour of the American Airlines Arena to getting a private shopping spree of the Miami Heat store, and even personalized meet and greets with the Miami Heat players!
Zachyus and Dream on 3 team, thanks so much for having me on board to capture your dreams come true! Zachyus – I had such an awesome time getting to know you and am truly honored to have gotten the chance to know you. Keep smiling and dreaming; we all believe in you!
For more information about the amazing organization, Dream on 3, please check out their website and help more dreams come true!
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Special Thanks to Donald for another amazing video from the Miami trip:
Charity Event Photographer: Sunny Hutchinson of Themba Imagery
Sunny Hutchinson is the owner and lead photographer of the Charlotte NC photography company, Themba Imagery. Themba Imagery offers timeless and heartfelt wedding and portrait photojournalism as well as international event & humanitarian photography. Themba Imagery hosts an Annual Wedding Photography Giveaway every January and a portion of every wedding collection purchased from Themba Imagery is donated to a charity of the bride and groom’s choice.