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DreamHouse/DreamKitchens Owners, Keven and Terri Schmidt, join as the newest members of CATCH (Community Around The Children’s Hospital) after a successful DreamFest event last month!

Opened in 2007, American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) is continued to operate solely through the hundreds of philanthropists, young and old, who shared their money, goods and time. AFCH was named a Best Children’s Hospital in four medical and surgical specialties by U.S. News & World Report in 2014. This modern, yet comforting facility offers patients and families access to cutting-edge treatments in a very soothing environment optimal for healing together.
Community Around the Children’s Hospital (CATCH) is a membership-based group of professionals, community members and advocates making a difference in children’s lives. They dedicate their time, talents and energy to collaborate, engage and support the patients and families at American Family Children’s Hospital.

As the DreamHouse team toured the Children’s Hospital, it became apparent that no detail was left undone in the planning of this amazing facility and the day-to-day functionality of it, from all angles. An on-site patient salon, a playroom dedicated to the siblings, fully-themed floors, classrooms that allowed patients to continue their studies, hot meals for patient families… we were truly blown away. We had to get involved and show our support for this amazing new group (CATCH).

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On November 14th, 2014, DreamHouse/DreamKitchens hosted an event to raise awareness and help attain new members for the CATCH group. It was an enchanted evening filled with delectable food, live music, aerial dancing, patient stories, and magic in the air. Click here to view the full album of photos from the DreamFest event.

CATCH Member & Patient Family, Mel Charbonneau, shares her daughter Ali’s story.Dreamfest_Catch 2014-44

“I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place after Mel took the stage,” states Terri Schmidt, “Ali’s story reached out and touched every single person that was in that room. As a mother, you immediately understand the day-to-day triumphs these families overcome, and we just feel very blessed to be joining and supporting this new group and the opportunity to strengthen the ‘community around the children’s hospital.'”

On behalf of DreamHouse/DreamKitchens, Keven and Terri Schmidt are happy to present this check for $10,000 to American Family Chilren’s Hospital to support the CATCH group and the positive impact they are making in the lives of these patients and families.

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A special thank you to all of our friends, family, clients, and members of the community that were able to come out to be a part of this magical evening. We look forward to a continued partnership with CATCH and American Family Children’s Hospital.

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