‘See Dreams Come True’

“Our Dancing Lights” Helps Michigan Kids


Each Holiday season since 2000, Brent Waldrep and his family have been hanging thousands of lights to create “Our Dancing Lights,” a masterpiece of light and sound located in Auburn Hills. This year, Our Dancing Lights raised over $9,100 for The Rainbow Connection! This was their biggest year yet, raising enough money to sponsor almost […]

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TRC Receives Sixth Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

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Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator has named The Rainbow Connection (TRC) as a top-rated charity once again for 2017.  TRC’s fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it the highest award, a 4-star rating for the sixth consecutive year, an honor only 6% of all charities rated achieve. After […]

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I Wished, I Hoped, I Accomplished

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22 year old Daryl is a student of Oakland University. His goal is to give back just like his community gave to him during his time of need. At age eight, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor the size of a golf ball and was immediately admitted to Children’s Hospital of Michigan.  I quickly […]

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9 Things You Might Not Know About The Rainbow Connection

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The Rainbow Connection (TRC) has been making dreams come true for Michigan children with life threatening illnesses since 1985. Check out these 9 facts you might not know about TRC and the magic of making a dream come true.    1.) It’s more than a wish. In addition to making dreams come true, TRC provides an […]

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Justin’s Wish makes a “Giant” Impact

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Wish Child Justin reflects on his wish to meet the San Francisco Giants and his journey since his diagnosis.  Each summer, my family and I take a trip to a different baseball stadium. So when I was approached by the social worker at my clinic and she said The Rainbow Connection would grant my wish, […]

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Trent and the Tigers

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Trent is 10 years old and was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was just 2 years old. Although his diagnosis is a daily struggle Trent has managed to play baseball for as far back as he can remember.  He just loves the game and is a huge Detroit Tigers fan.  Trent’s dream was to […]

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From Wish to Scholarship

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Harrison was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma at age twelve. He was referred to The Rainbow Connection when he was thirteen and his dream came true when he traveled to Washington D.C. with his family. On his wish trip, Harrison toured The White House and the FBI Building and created memories with his family he still […]

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Zachary’s Denmark Tour

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  Zachary is 16 years old and lives in Royal Oak with his parents and younger brother. He was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in August 2015. He has been in treatment since. Zachary’s wish was to travel to Denmark to visit with the exchange student (Chris) who lived here in Michigan with Zachary and his family […]

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Frozen Party for Aya

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Princess Aya was just 11 months old when she was diagnosed with Leukemia. Months of treatment followed.   After extensive chemotherapy Aya’s doctors performed a bone marrow transplant and now, after a long period of recovery, the leukemia is in remission!  Aya was too sick to enjoy her birthdays so now, at 3 years old, Aya wanted […]

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Jaydon’s Dream Comes True!

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Jaydon is 5 years old and lives in Burton with his parents. He was diagnosed with a genetic disease at birth that has gotten progressively worse. After spending so much time in the hospital, he dreamed of one day going to Disney World! The Rainbow Connection made that dream come true in January, 2016. As […]

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