• 1 601 Wishes Granted
  • Dream Team

2020-02

 

Western Ontario’s Faculty of Health Sciences Dream Team is a team of FHS students with a strong passion to support the Make-A-Wish® mission.  Written in the FHS Constitution and Bylaws, Make-A-Wish® Southwestern Ontario is the charity of choice. Through a variety of on-campus initiatives, the Dream Team raises funds for Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario to help create wishes for courageous wish kids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To hear more about the Dream Team, check out this video from Neil Fulford, recently retired, Academic Affairs Officer - Office of the Dean Faculty of Health Sciences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhC8Cozgtgc&feature=youtu.be

 

Honouring the Dream Team Legacy

The Dream Team was founded in 2007 by Tommy Cheung, a third year undergrad at Western University.  Tommy contacted Lori Quick, CEO of Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario.  He wanted to take on a unique perspective for a project in his palliative care course. He discussed with Lori and she invited him to join her and collegues from across Canada.

After that meeting, Tommy was instantly supportive of the mission and vision of Make-A-Wish. Tommy worked with the Student Council and the Dean's office to create the "Dream Team" and made FHS' official charity of choice, the Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario. After Tommy graduated from FHS, he graduated from medical school, and is now officially Dr. Tom Cheung.

Tom has remained involved as a volunteer wish granter, medical advisor and most recently has been designated to sit on the National Medical Advisory for Make-A-Wish Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

Wishes Granted Over the Years

Since inception, the FHS DREAM TEAM has assisted in granting the following life-changing wishes:

2007/2008: Justin, Wished to go on an Hawaiian Cruise

2008/2010: Scott, Wished to meet his favourite Band

2010/2011: Michael, Wished to go to a theme park in Florida

2011/2012: Tiana, Wished to go to a theme park in Florida

2012/2013: Hope, Wished to go to a theme park in Florida                                                                                          

2013/2014: Kiara, Wished to go to Hawaii

2014/2015: Sydney, Wished to be a Zookeeper at the San Diego Zoo

2015/2016: Karley, Wished to go to Alcatraz in San Francisco

2016/2017: Michael, Wished to go to a theme park in California

2017/2018: Charlotte, Wished to go to a theme park in Florida

2018/2019: Josie, Wished to go to a theme park in Florida

2019/2020:  Carly & Makayla (twin sisters), Wish to go on a European Cruise

 

 

 

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