For years, Bev has dreamt to see the ocean, dip her toes in the sand and relax in the sunshine. All her life Bev has had a steady job and worked hard, never having the opportunity for a relaxing vacation, until recently. Raising her two daughters and one son, Bev worked long hours at K-Mart Photo Centers taking and selling the photographs. Supporting and providing for her family was always her first priority.
Bev decided she wanted to do something more than take photos. In her 40s, she graduated from Iowa Western with her associates degree and UNO with a bachelors in psychology. For years, she worked as a mental health counselor before switching careers as an office administrator in a chiropractic and massage office. While working at the chiropractic office she discovered an interest in massage therapy. Back to school she went! Bev practiced as a massage therapist for 29 years before retiring in 2015. She hasn’t been able to completely slow down, she still practices part time!
When Bev takes time for herself, she loves spending time with her children, six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and researching vacation destinations; dreaming of feeling the ocean breeze. Because of health concerns and expenses, Bev didn’t know how to make her dream come true.
Fellow The Center members, Judy and Denny, just returned from their dream when they heard about Bev’s Dream. Wanting to pass along the same experience they received, Judy and Denny nominated Bev to receive a Dream from Dreamweaver Foundation. Bev was surprised and overjoyed to hear about the nomination.
Finally, it was time for Bev to fulfill her Dream. Bright and early, VIP Limo arrived at Bev’s home to escort her and her niece to the airport. After a few hours of traveling, they arrived in sunny Florida. Bev spent her days sight-seeing and taking boat cruises around the St. Petersburg and Clearwater area. Enjoying seafood at almost every meal and even a strawberry daiquiri or two!
“I can’t thank you enough. Walking around Florida all I could think about was thanking you.”
Special thanks to Travel and Transport and VIP Limo for helping us fulfill Bev’s Dream.