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Dreams from the Heart Camp

About us     Heart Camp . . .
  was created in 1994 for children with severe congenital heart disease many of whom are limited and unable to participate in  camps designed for "healthy" children. Our camp allows these children to enjoy a total camping experience under the watchful eyes of cardiologists and nurses.  Several of our original campers have now become staff members and continue to come to camp, giving others the continued support that is needed.  The children enjoy the pleasures of swimming, canoeing, going to an amusement part, fishing on a pontoon boat, and so much more.  They may participate in games and arts and crafts. The camp also offers a unique opportunity to discuss health concerns with peers and with cardiologists through the "Ask the Doctor" meetings.

Each summer, from all over Western New York who have had surgical intervention have the opportunity to enjoy this relaxed, medically supervised setting for four days at absolutely no cost to their families.

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Thank you Teagan Faran . . .

and all the other exceptional young musicians who participated in the benefit concert for Dreams from the Heart Camp on Friday, May 30, at Williamsville South High School. Teagan, a senior at Williamsville East, organized a group of over 40 amazing musicians who performed the classical works of Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Schumann as well as jazz pieces of Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck. The musicians hailed from Williamsville East, Julliard, Boston College, Brighton High School (in Rochester), UB, Grand Island, Oberlin College, Nichols, Clarence, East Aurora, Amherst, and Williamsville South. The performances included violin and piano compositions, cello quartet, flute and marimba duet, horn quintet, choral groups, and jazz ensemble. The outstanding performances left audience viewers spellbound by the stunning talent and beauty of the music that was performed.

Teagan Faran conceived of the idea, organized the musicians, secured a facility, designed and printed the program, and rallied the support of volunteers to help with stage sets and ticket sales. Teagan is a gifted and generous young woman who is destined to become famous. We are fortunate to have been blessed with a night of spectacular music and to be the recipients of her tireless efforts. Thank you, Teagan.


Upcoming Events

2015 Walkathon  --

Summer Camp -- July 9 - 12, 2015


New Fundraising Effort . . .

    You can help us raise money when you shop at Amazon.com



Do you ever shop at Amazon.com? Now you can support Dreams from the Heart Camp with every purchase completed. Amazon will automatically donate .05% of your purchase when you shop at smile.amazon.com. Simply choose “Dreams from the Heart, Inc.” (type in this wording exactly) as your charity -- everything else about your account remains the same. For your purchases to count, you must first begin at smile.amazon.com, so please be sure to bookmark that link.  Thank you!


To find out how to help support these events, please click How to Help



Dr. Jean-Michel Roland . . .

Dr. Michael Roland with campersPediatric cardiologist and co-founder of Dreams from the Heart Camp, passed away on March 26, 2011. His devotion to his many patients and his commitment and dedication to Heart Camp was an inspiration to all. In addition to being a mainstay in the medical staffing at camp and President of the Heart Camp Board, Dr. Roland volunteered with Second Chance Sheltering Network and was involved in rescue work with cats and dogs. He was also an avid chef, tennis player, skier, and gardener. Dr. Roland will be missed by all whose lives he touched.





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