Steve is a small-town Nebraska guy, who makes friends wherever he goes. When his health led him to move into Azria Health in Ashland during the height of the pandemic, Steve quickly made friends with other residents and developed great relationships with the staff. Tonia, one of Steve’s nurses at Azria, noticed a sparkle in Steve’s eye when he talked about his love for fishing, and she reached out to Dreamweaver Foundation to see if

we could help ignite this spark with a Dream fishing trip.

When Steve and his sister Sandi met with us to discuss his Dream, it quickly became apparent that Steve was a man with simple tastes and a flair for exaggeration – two important qualities that every good fisherman must possess! Steve told us that growing up, he would walk two miles to a creek to fish every day in the summer—-barefoot and uphill each way!

He would spend hours at the creek, enjoying nature and the thrill of the hunt for the ‘big one’ on the end of his line. When we heard that Steve’s birthday was coming up, our wheels began turning to combine his Dream to go fishing again with a birthday party that he would never forget.  And we knew that with the help of our good friends at Live Well. Go Fish. we would be able to throw Steve the perfect party.

David from Live Well. Go Fish. helped us plan a sunset cruise on June 7th (Steve’s actual birthday). Steve and six of his friends and family rode to the lake in style in a limousine for their fishing cruise on Lake Wan

ahoo to celebrate ringing in Steve’s 65th year! David served as both fishing guide and DJ and created an atmosphere that was perfect for catching fish and celebrating life. A Dreamweaver Volunteer made sure that the boat was stocked with all of Steve’s favorites—Runza, Pepsi, and a chocolate birthday cake! Maggie, one of Steve’s nurses, joined the party on the boat to make sure that Steve was feeling well and having a great time. The evening was perfect and everyone on the boat had a terrific time celebrating Steve’s birthday and creating wonderful memories, especially Steve (who is still smiling about all the fun he had!).

Thank you to Azria Health Ashland for introducing us to Steve, and to Live Well. Go Fish. for helping us throw an unforgettable birthday party!