Thursday, July 4, 2013


Remembering our Fallen Heroes

4th of July is such a great time to celebrate our FREEDOM and all of the liberties that we have as U.S. citizens.  And it also a time to remember the cost of building and maintaining our freedom.  That's why Dream of a Better World wants to make a difference by supporting our troops, and especially those that have given their all for our freedom.

July 4th Gift Baskets for Troops!
Since 9/11, there have been 6,701 U.S. soldiers killed in action and we want to help remember each and every one of them.  So we have set a goal to purchase a FLAG for every fallen soldier killed in action since 9/11.  On September 7, 2013 the "Hero & Remembrance Run" will take place on Ford Island and  there will be a pair of boots and a personal photo of each soldier as a memorial.  We are honored to help place an American flag in each one of those boots as part of this memorial.

Jack, DJ & Hannah at fundraiser/bake sale
Our good friend Lance Corporal David James "DJ" Richvalsky was injured in Afghanistan and has helped us to understand how important it is to remember those that gave their lives in combat for our freedoms.  In remembering his own experience in combat, DJ told us that he would "give his own life to bring back those heroes" fighting along side of him who gave their all.  "Since we can't bring them back, it's important to remember the total sacrifice that they made."  The "Hero and Remembrance Run," sometimes called "Boots on the Bridge," is an incredible visual reminder which Dream of a Better World is proud to be a part of.

If you'd like to remember our heroes and support our troops, please come out on September 7th and join in the run.  And, if you'd like to help us supply those flags, please DONATE NOW by clicking on our "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS" donate button above and to the right OR the link below.

Thank You and a very Happy 4th of July!              

- The Dream Team Kids


Monday, July 1, 2013


As many of you already know, our dear friend, Jim Erickson, has been diagnosed with a very aggressive and life-threatening cancer called Acute Myeloid Leukemia (or AML).

Artist Jim Erickson
This terrible disease took Jim by surprise, as just a few months ago he was busy creating beautiful stained glass art and living a healthy and happy life with his wife, Margo.  Today he is in a serious and long-term fight for his life.  He is currently hospitalized while undergoing chemotherapy in Hawaii and then he and Margo will need to move to the mainland for at least 6 months for Jim to have a complete bone marrow transplant.

This disease has created a huge financial hardship for Jim as he will be unable to work for at least a year. Medical expenses are already piling up and we all want to be sure that he is able to receive the very best treatments that will give him the greatest chance of survival and healing.

                                How Can You Help?

Handsome as ever and still smiling!
First of all, Margo has specifically asked that we all please keep Jim in our thoughts and prayers. Pray for wisdom for the doctors, comfort and pain control for Jim and pray that this cancer will be completely eliminated and Jim will be cured!

There will be various fundraisers scheduled on the island of Oahu over the next few months.  This will include an event on September 1st at the polo field, a bake sale and a silent auction and dinner scheduled for later in the year.

For the easiest and best way to help, please make a donation by clicking on the"Expect a Miracle" SQUARE BUTTON in the right hand column...  or, you can write a check to:

Dream of a Better World
P.O. Box 455
Haleiwa, HI 96712
Please note on check: Expect a Miracle 

Expect a Miracle!

With gratitude and hope,  
Dream of a Better World and 
Friends of Jim Erickson!

Dream of a Better World is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and 100% of your donation will go towards making "Expect a Miracle" a reality.