‘See Dreams Come True’

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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From wish to scholarship

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Adam was diagnosed with a lifelong blood disorder when he was an infant. He was referred to The Rainbow Connection when he was nine years old and went on his magical trip to Disney World that same year.  Now at 22, he is an intern at Controller Technologies Corporation and will graduate in April from […]

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Austin Meets the Seahawks

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Austin is 9 years old and lives in Warren. Diagnosed shortly after birth with a life-threatening blood disorder, Austin confronts and overcomes struggles with his illness every day. Austin LOVES the Seattle Seahawks and it was no surprise when he shared his dream to meet this awesome football team! Austin and his family were flown […]

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Ballroom Dancing Lessons for Natalie

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Natalie was a senior in High School and had just turned 18 when she was diagnosed with Leukemia. She lives in Oxford with her parents. She LOVES to dance and watching Dancing with the Stars so it was no surprise that Natalie wished to take ballroom dancing lessons – and of course her wish came […]

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