At Dreams Come True, magic happens daily.

Dreams come in all shapes and sizes; some children ask for a trip to Disney World, a cruise, or the opportunity to meet a celebrity. For others, the dream is seeing snow or snuggling with their puppy.

Whatever the dream may be, the momentary reprieve from doctor visits, tests, and medical treatments makes all the difference.

As the First Coast’s only locally-based organization dedicated to making dreams come true, we proudly say that we have never turned away an eligible dreamer and never will.

We can do this because of the generosity of our donors, business partners, program sponsors, and the support of our Board of Directors. We are not affiliated with any national wish-granting charity, and 100% of all donations go toward fulfilling dreams unless otherwise directed by the donor.

Makes Dreams Come True 40 Year Anniversary Logo

In 2024, Dreams Come True will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. Dreams Come True has planned various events and activities to mark this significant milestone and make it memorable for the community.

A male Dreamer posing with a male golfer on a golf course.
A girl smiling while looking at a puppy outside
A child with glasses smiling and wearing a costume inside.


Dreamers Served
A female Dreamer smiling with sitting on a swing.

423 Children

currently dreaming on the First Coast.
A Dreamer posing with characters from Star Wars at Disney.

4,801 Dreams

have been fulfilled since 1984.
A Dreamer smiling and pointing his fist towards the camera lens on the Jacksonville Jaguars football field.

100 Percent

of donations go directly to our Dreamers.

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We need your help to achieve our goal of raising $2 million by 2023-2024, which will have a long-lasting impact on our Dreamers and provide them with memorable moments In between.
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Impact of Dreams Come True

Since 1984, Dreams Come True has been using the power of a dream to bring hope and joy to First Coast children battling life-threatening illnesses. The power of Dreams Come True does not just stop at the dream, but also includes many special “Moments in Between”, created from the time a child is referred and throughout their medical journey.

Dreamer Allen posing outside in Hawaii.

Allen R.

2022 Hawaii Dream
Age 18 Diagnosis – Brain Tumor

“The trip was more than we anticipated. We are most grateful to Dreams Come True for the memories we made as a family. The Dreams Come True team members have seen Allen at his lowest and they have held our hand through the struggles." – Family of Allen R.

Dreaner Meghan smiling outside a softball game at UF in Gainesville, FL

Meghan D.

2022 NCAA Women’s Softball Dream
Age 15 Diagnosis – Cancer

“Dreams Come True made my dream truly come true. I thank you for putting my dream together and making it as perfect as you could. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I had a blast! Watching those games and seeing those girls at that level makes me want to work hard and get to that level.” –The Family of Meghan D.

Dreamer Isaiah posing outside with his family at Dollywood Amusement Park.

Isaiah E.

2022 Gatlinburg Dream
Age 18 Diagnosis – Cancer

“Isaiah’s cancer journey was far from easy, with so many ups and downs. This trip was exactly what he needed. It was wonderful to see him smiling so much and just engrossed in the fun of everything we had the opportunity to do." – Family of Isaiah E.

Dreamer Braxton, who had a bone marrow transpant.


New Birthday (Bone Marrow Transplant) Party
Age 2 Neuroblastoma

We celebrated Braxton's New Birthday with a Baby Shark-themed party! A bone marrow transplant, also known as a new birthday, is a crucial part of some children's treatment. We collaborated with the Wolfson Children's Hospital team to make it a celebration to remember!

Dreamer Jaliyah, who was celebrating having no more chemo.


No More Chemo Celebration
Age 15 Cancer

Dreams Come True has two "No More Chemo" bells at the Wolfson Children's Hospital. Jaliyah recently rang one of them after months of radiation and chemotherapy. Many other Dreamers and local children have rung the bells to end their treatments and start their journeys to remission.

Without the support of our local community & businesses, none of this would be possible!

Our Partners

We are immensely grateful for the unwavering support of our dedicated community partners. Their commitment to our nonprofit has been instrumental in helping us achieve our mission and make a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve.

Our Medical Partners

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