JoAnn, or more commonly known as “JoJo” loved spending time outside. She appreciated the beauty of nature and the colorfulness of flowers. When Monica from Hillcrest Hospice nominated JoJo to receive a Dream, she knew a trip to Lauritzen Gardens would make her happy.

JoJo was joined by her son Mike and granddaughter at the gardens. With the help of her aide, JoJo was able to stroll the many acres of gardens, seeing all different types of plants. Inside the conservatories, tropical and temperate plants were blooming with bright greens and pinks. Outside she viewed the rose garden, English garden and the many trees in the arboretum.

Due to her health, JoJo hadn’t been out to stroll in nature in quite some time. To smell the fresh air and feel the breeze on her skin brought her pure bliss. Her Dream was simple but meaningful— spend time with family in the wonderful world of the outdoors.

Thank you to Midwest Medical and Lauritzen Gardens for making JoJo’s Dream possible.