What Dreams Are Made Of

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What Dreams Are Made OfGetting selected to set sail on a deep-sea fishing adventure with Tony Little, the famous fitness personality, was just the beginning of a fun-filled week for a seven-year-old. Reel Dream Makers television crew made Darian’s dreams come true that day because it was all about him! Reel Dream Makers is a Fox Sun Sports television show broadcasted in Florida that brings exposure to some great charitable foundations and selects families in need with the chance to “just let go” from their everyday lives.

Darian was just a newborn when he was diagnosed with a life-threatening heart defect. His mom Christie Pelham, Grand Incentive’s Director of Marketing, What Dreams Are Made Oflearned during his first week of life that he had the congenital heart disease Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). Today, Darian is a giddy, happy-go-lucky boy who’s always smiling from ear to ear. After four successful surgeries and the help of caring doctors and surgeons at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, the jolly kiddo now has a heart of “good capacity.”

“They chose Darian and I to participate in Reel Dream Makers!” shrieked Christie one morning. After St. Joseph’s Children Hospital submitted Darian’s story to Reel Dream Makers, Christie received the joyous call to star in a featured episode and shared the news around the office.

Christie and Darian enjoyed an exciting week of straight vacation, fun and thrills in St. Petersburg beach in sunny Florida as part of the Reel Dream Makers episode. From a deep sea fishing trip to parasailing over the gulf coast, from getting dizzy in a gyrosphere to R&R on the beach cabanas – the two sure took a break from their everyday lives.

What Dreams Are Made Of“It was unlimited fun! The highlight of our trip was seeing Darian have a good time,” gushed Christie.

As a company with a mission of goodwill and service to outstanding charities, it is with great heart that we can dedicate and share a touching story like Christie’s. We at Grand Incentives have supported her efforts with American Heart Association fundraisers and Heart Walks. Encouraging employees to be proactive in causes and charities – now that’s grand!

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