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Welcome to Jamie’s Dream Team

Jamie Holmes, Founder of Jamie's Dream Team with Mallory

Jamie’s Dream Team is a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The corporation was organized on November 21, 2005. Jamie’s Dream Team is considered a public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, and it is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Jamie’s Dream Team is managed by a nine (9) member community based Board of Directors.

Mission Statement: Jamie’s Dream Team  mission is to offer hope when there is little, to ease the burden caused by serious illness, injury, disability, trauma, or catastrophic events and to finally celebrate individual differences by acknowledging  dreams as possibilities.

Purpose: The purpose of Jamie’s Dream Team is to provide assistance and/or make distributions to or on behalf of qualifying individuals who are handicapped, disabled, terminally ill, severely injured or suffering from a serious medical condition, disease, or trauma.

Here is the “Dream Application”

Here is the “Volunteer Application”

To learn more about Jamie Holmes please go to MEET JAMIE or click here

Jamie’s Dream Team – Latest News

For up to date NEWS About Jamie Holmes and Jamie’s Dream Team Stories in the Media, Please look under the NEWS page or click here.

Lisa Sylvester, Dancer for Gala, Oct 15 2015

Lisa Sylvester

Please meet our next dancer, Lisa Sylvester. Lisa Sylvester co-anchors Channel 11 News at 6 p.m., Channel 11 News on Fox 53 at 10 p.m. and Channel 11 News 11 at 11.

Lisa is a proud mom to a 4-year old daughter and 7-year old son. She’s a member of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, a member of the St. Sebastian Church community in Ross Township and the Baierl YMCA Running Club.

She enjoys gardening, running and swimming. She completed the Pittsburgh Marathon earlier t…his year and is currently training for the North Park Triathlon.

Lisa has previously worked at CNN, where she served as a cut-in news anchor and correspondent for The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.

Lisa also spent four years working at ABC, where she served as a Washington, D.C., general correspondent and a correspondent for the network’s Weekend News. She’s also worked for KTVI-TV in St. Louis and WKRN-TV in Nashville.

Lisa is the recipient of numerous awards including a 2015 Robert Vann Award of Excellence for Broadcast Sports Feature, 2014 Deadline Club Award for a ‘Family Solutions’ special, a Business Emmy for “Exporting America” series. She also played a key role in the coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which earned the ABC network a Peabody Award in 2002 and an Emmy award in 2001.

Please find out how you can cheer Lisa on by going to the Events section of our website: http://jamiesdreamteam.myfastsite.net/events/1oth-anniversary-gala-oct-15-2015/

John Vento, Dancer for Gala, Oct 15 2015

John Vento

Jamie’s Dream Team would like you to get to know our dancers for our 1st Annual Gala on October, 15 2015 at the LeMont Restaurant.  Please take a moment to get to know John Vento!  John is an entrepreneur and musician from Pittsburgh, PA.  John is the CEO of CIS Office Installers in Monroeville, PA.  In addition to owning and operating his own company, John is the front man for The Neid’s Hotel Band.  In what little spare time he has, John enjoys spending time gardening, a hobby he is very passionate and serious about!

Please find out how you can cheer John on by going to the Events section of our website:  http://jamiesdreamteam.myfastsite.net/events/1oth-anniversary-gala-oct-15-2015/

Help Junailys go to Disney!!

Seeking a Dream: Family Wants To Celebrate Girl’s Special Day – TheLeager.com – Lakeland, FL – July 5. 2015

A family from Winterhaven, FL has contacted Jaime’s Dream Team to help their daughter, Junailys, celebrate her quinceanera in Disney World. Junailys suffers from spina- bifida, brain damage, scoliosis, hypotonia, developmental delays, metabolic problems, epilepsy, and asthma. She doesn’t speak or walk.

Her family says she is a fighter! She has been near death three times and her condition is terminal. This may be the last birthday this beautiful girl has to celebrate with her family. The Torres family is hoping to celebrate this special day with Junailys and their family who live near and far. We are in need of monetary donations to provide flights for 30 family members, 100 tickets to Disney World, and lodging and transportation.

The cost of the quinceanera can also be very expensive. Costs include food, drinks, clothing, venue, and all other necessities to make this day special! The Torres family has been denied help by other organizations due Junailys’ inability to communicate although her parents say that she is aware of her surrounding and expresses herself in other ways. The family has reached out to Jamie’s Dream Team, they are hoping for a true to make this dream come true!

Jamie’s Dream Team is a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The corporation was organized on November 21, 2005. Jamie’s Dream Team is considered a public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, and it is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For the past 10 years, I have made it my mission to grant dreams to individuals with a terminal illness or serious medical condition.

Mission Statement: The mission of Jamie’s Dream Team is to lift the spirits of those suffering from, and ease the burden caused by, serious illness, injury, disability or trauma.

Purpose: The purpose of Jamie’s Dream Team is to provide assistance and/or make distributions to or on behalf of qualifying individuals who are handicapped, disabled, terminally ill, severely injured or suffering from a serious medical condition, disease, or trauma.

To learn more about my story, my organization, and V.A.T.E.R. Syndrome, please visit www.jamiesdreamteam.org.

Una familia de Winterhaven Florida ha contactado a Jaime’s Dream Team para ayudar a su hija celebrar su quinceanera en Disney World. Ella es una niña que tiene espía bífida lumbar, dano cerebral, escoliosis, hiptonia, atrasos en el desarrollo, problemas metabólicos, convulsa, asma. Ella no habla, ni camina. Ha sido una niña muy luchadora, ha estado al borde de la muerte tres veces. Ella es terminal, esto puede ser el ultimo cumpleaños que esta hermosa niña celebra con su familia. La familia esta esperando celebrar este día especial con su hija and familia que vive cerca y lejos. Estamos buscando donaciones monetarias para proveer vuelos para 30 miembros de su familia, 100 tickets a Disney World, hospedaje, y transportación.
También el costo de la fiesta puede ser muy caro. Hay que cubrir el costo de comida, bebida, el vestido, el sitio para tener la fiesta, y todo lo demas para hacer un día especial para una niña especial. Esta familia ha sido denegado ayudo por un organization que da deseos a los que están en fase terminal. Esta organización ha dicho que no le puede ayudar porque esta niña preciosa no puede hablar. La familia ha alcanzado a Jamie esperando para un milagro y que su sueno se realiza.

Jamie’s Dream Team es una corporación sin animo de lucro organizado y existiendo debajo de los leyes del Commonwealth de Pennsylvania. La corporación fue organizado el 21 de Noviembre 2005. Jamie’s Dream Team es considerado un caridad por el IRS y es extenúo del impuesto federal debajo de Section 501 (c) (3) de código del Internal Revenue.
Jamie’s Dream Team esta administrado por un junto directivo de 15 miembros de la comunidad.
La mission de Jamie’s Dream Team es ofrecer esperanza donde no hay. Para aliviar la carga causado por enfermedad, herida, disabilidad, trauma, eventos catastrophicos, y al fin a celebrar diferencias individuales con reconocer sueños como posibilidades.
El propósito de Jamie’s Dream Team es proveer asistencia.

Por favor visita a nuestro sitio del web www.jamiesdreamteam.org

Jamie Holmes ( Founder)

Jamie’s Dream Team
4304 Walnut Street, Suite 2
Mckeesport Pa. 15132
412-979-0470

Na’Kai needs help in Puerto Rico from Pittsburgh, PA

A trip they won at the Consol Energy Center at Disney on Ice Show !!!! turns into nightmare for Na’Kia and his Mother!!!! Jamie’s Dream Team would like help them!!!

Na’Kai is 5 year old boy with a shunt on his brain in currently resting after immediate brain surgery due to a sudden brain bleed after waking up with signs of a stroke without vision use of his limbs or voice his mother rush him to the hospital . They are now in Puerto Rico where he will recover until further notice !!! They are left with no funding for amenities, food lodging or clothing !!!

Please donate now so that we can help this mother focus only on her sons recover and they can come home soon !!!! Thank you KDKA-TV | CBS Pittsburgh for helping is share this heartbreaking story !!!! www.jamiesdreamteam.org donate

Local Organization Steps In To Help Pittsburgh Boy Who Suffered Brain Hemorrhage In Puerto Rico - (Video) – KDKA-TV – Pittsburgh, PA – June 30, 2015


Family Stuck In Puerto Rico After Son Suffers Brain Bleed - (Video) – KDKA-TV – Pittsburgh, PA – July 3, 2015

Kai needs our Help!

A trip they won at the Consol Energy Center at Disney on Ice Show !!!! turns into nightmare for Kia and his Mother!!!! Jamie’s Dream Team would like help them!!!
Kai is 5 year old boy with a shunt on his brain in currently resting after immediate brain surgery due to a sudden brain bleed after waking up with signs of a stroke without vision use of his limbs or voice his mother rush him to the hospital . They are now in Puerto Rico where he will recover until further notice !!! They are left with no funding for amenities, food lodging or clothing !!! Please donate now so that we can help this mother focus only on her sons recover and they can come home soon !!!! Thank you KDKA-TV | CBS Pittsburgh for helping is share this heartbreaking story !!!! Help us now by clicking here!

DREAM GRANTED: Man with stage 4 cancer wants one final visit with daughters

With Heavy Hearts we would like to Thank everyone who was apart of making Daniel Mancini’s dream come true of spending his last days with his daughters !!! Dan passed away this afternoon with the love of Pittsburgh in his heart !!!!

Greensburg recipient of wish to see daughters one last time dies – Tribune-Review – Greensburg, PA – June 25 2015

To view more: http://jamiesdreamteam.myfastsite.net/dream/dan-june-2015/

We Need Your Assistance!!!

Attention West Mifflin Residence We Need your ASSISTANCE FOR A FELLOW NEIGHBOR !!! VOLUNTEERS WANTED /AND OR DONORS

Scott Lewis is a 49-year old man who married Karen, the love of his life, nearly 25 years ago when she was just 20 year old. Their marriage has had more than its fair share of challenges, because Karen has many health concerns. She is a paraplegic with many accompanying medical issues as a result of an ATV accident that happened when she was just 16 years old.Karen has also lost her left leg to Osteoporosis, and faces the difficulties associated with that. Scott has been devoted to taking care of her since the day they married. Together they raised a daughter and are now raising their beautiful 2 year old granddaughter. Theirs is a true love story. A neighbor has described Scott as “always being on the move”. He has worked tirelessly to take care of the ladies in his life.

Unfortunately, Scott has recently learned that he has health concerns of his own that will impede his ability to be their caretaker. He will be undergoing chemotherapy for Stage 4 Rectal Cancer and Metastatic Lung Cancer. His diagnosis is devastating, and his treatment will not be easy for him; but Scott is more concerned about his family and how they will fare without him to care for them while he’s undergoing chemotherapy.

He has justifiable reason to worry, because he is unable to work and has been denied disability. Although his case is under appeal, he has other serious concerns that need immediate attention. For instance, pieces of the roof literally fell over in the storms this past week, and Scott needs a comfortable place to sleep while he’s recovering from the effects of chemotherapy. Although their home has 2 bedrooms, Scott has been sleeping on the couch so that Karen can be comfortable in one bedroom and their granddaughter can have the other bedroom.

A very loving friend and neighbor, Alysa, contacted JDT to help this family. She was truly afraid that Karen and Scott would be angry, but she knows that they are private people who don’t ask for the help that they need. It was quite obvious that they were both very uncomfortable sharing their story, but JDT would like for Scott to have fewer worries and to ease his mind so that he can focus on the fight that lies ahead of him.

Sincerely,
Jamie Holmes

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL ME 412-979-0470

Donations can be sent to:
Jamie’s Dream Team
4304 Walnut Street
Suite 2
Mckeesport Pa. 15132
Or you can visit our website www.jamiesdreamteam.org and make a donation using Paypal.

Antoinette and Mark’s Wedding at Applebee’s on June 12 2015

Dancing with the Celebrities of Pittsburgh – Oct 15 2015

We are excited to announce out partnership with Luanne O’Brien of Integral Ballroom Dance Studio. Together we will present Dancing with the Celebrities of Pittsburgh!!!! On the evening of October 15th to celebrate our 10th year anniversary at the LeMont Restaurant in Pittsburgh Pa. Dinner and Show Tickets are $80.00 a person or $750.00 for a table of 10.
Celebrity dancers will be announced next week !!!

To view more information go to http://jamiesdreamteam.myfastsite.net/events/1oth-anniversary-gala-oct-15-2015/

10th Anniversary T-Shirts Available

Jamie’s Dream Team currently has 10th Anniversary T-shirts available for sale!

Cost is $10 for those who can pick up and $5 for shipping.

Sizes available are youth small through adult XXL.

Call Jamie’s Dream Team today to purchase 412-377-3898

Join Us. Be Bold. Share Your Story. Show Off Your Battle Wounds. #bearyourbattlewounds #JamiesDreamTeam

Jamie was born with a rare disorder known as V.A.T.E.R Syndrome. She has endured over 45 surgeries and procedures and numerous hospitalizations since she was born, leaving her with “battle wounds” . Today, Jamie is ready to show off her battle wounds and prove to the world how much she has overcome. A big thank you to Brittany Richter and Amanda Kelley at Michelle’s Bella Boutique & Day Spa and Jerry Costanzo from Reflection’s Studio.

Join us. Be Bold. Share Your Story. Show off your battle wounds
#bareyourbattlewounds #JamiesDreamTeam

The mission of Jamie’s Dream Team is to offer hope when there is little, to ease the burden caused by serious illness, injury, disability, trauma, or catastrophic events and to finally celebrate individual differences by acknowledging dreams as possibilities. This summer, Jamie’s Dream Team wants you to show off your battle wounds, share your story and most importantly, celebrate you!

Fashion Show – Beyond Belief – May 17 2015


Jamie’s Dream Team’s third annual fashion show lets girl shine – (Video) – WPXI-TV – Pittsburgh, PA – May 17, 2005

Fashion show to help charity make more dreams come true – McKeesport Daily News – McKeesport, PA – May 13, 2015

Call 412-377-3898 for Tickets

For more information http://jamiesdreamteam.myfastsite.net/dream/fashion-show-may-17-2015/

Leah goes to Zoo and Hempfield Area High School Band Banquet

15 Pittsburghers Making and Impact in 2015

15 Pittsburghers Making and Impact in 2015 – Pitt Newscastic – Pittsburgh, PA – May 11, 2015

Alex got tickets to go Nitro Circus.

Today (May 11) Alex pick up tickets to go to Nitro Circus .  Alex has been recovering form a severe accident, and we wish her well on her recovery.  We would like to Thank  Brent Weiner from CBS Radio for assisting us in making her dream come true.

To view more pictures go to: http://jamiesdreamteam.myfastsite.net/dream/alex-may-2015/

Emily Gets A Dog!!!

We would like to say thank you, to Wendy Hallenbeck with Thistle Ridge Diabetic Alert Dogs, Tara Hansen and Family, and Tracy Patton with Interquest Detention Canines. for assisting us in making Emily’s dream come true.

For more information: http://jamiesdreamteam.myfastsite.net/dream/emily-apr-2015/

Landyn’s got an iPad

Landyn’s got an iPad, it was given to her by Tina (Brielle’s Mom).

She was able to make Landyn’s dream come true,  so that she can complete her school work and keep busy during numerous Hospital stays and doctor appointments!!!

More information about Landyn go to http://jamiesdreamteam.myfastsite.net/dream/landyn-apr-2015/

Wedding Bells Are Ringing!!

WEDDING BELLS ARE RINGING!!!!

I’ve recently had the privilege of meeting a wonderful woman and her family. Her name is Antoinette, and although she is struggling daily with a devastating condition called Mitochondrian Disease that zaps her energy, she works full time with wayward teenagers and spends what energy she has taking care of 3 children who are even sicker than she is. All three of her children have the same genetic disorder, which is degenerative, progressive, and terminal. The family’s idea of “normal” includes doctor’s visits, tube feedings, therapies, and medications. For many years, Antoinette has done all of this as a single mother, but she is currently engaged to a loving and devoted man named Mark who is a cancer survivor himself. Unfortunately, they haven’t been able to afford a wedding and make them “officially” a family, as medical expenses are overwhelming. As their disease progresses, their quality of life decreases which is why it is so important to make this family complete, given this mom the support and love she deserves, and give the 3 children the blessing of a loving and caring full-time Father Figure immediately. All Wedding Vendors , and donations are needed to make their dream come true on June 12 or June 13th 2015 in Pittsburgh Area. Lets make her Mothers Day Special!!

If you are interested in helping please contact me at 412-979-0470 or Kim at 412-377-3898

Donations can be made at www.jamiesdreamteam.org

Thank You
Jamie Holmes

For more information go to: http://jamiesdreamteam.myfastsite.net/upcoming-projects/antoinette-marks-wedding/

Thank you for your helping the Coles!!

Thank you for your helping the Coles!!

We are currently working on a dream for a family who have dedicated their lives to public service. Jackie, was a firefighter in Homestad, PA and her Husband Glenn, is currently a firefighter in Munhall. For 22 year he served as a dispatcher until they close their department. Their involvement in their community has made them the strong couple that they are today.

In the past week, Jackie was diagnosed with inoperable esophagus, liver, and stomach cancer. This has become a devastating shock to her being that she has 2 daughters ages 6 and 20.

Before she starts very invasive treatment to try to put this cancer at the wayside and get it under control we would like fulfill her dream of sending her family to Disney world at the beginning of April so that she is able to create memories with her family that they will cherish forever. Brothers, Sisters, Friends and Family of those who are involved in serving your community please help us make their dream come true by share this post and or visit our website to make a $5.00 donation !!!….www.jamiesdreamteam.org

Thank You

Spring Bash and Gun Bash

SPRING BASH is going to be on May 9, 2015 at the Boston Spectrum!! Ticket price is $20.00
Tickets will be printed this week!!!

We will are also hosting a GUN BASH at the McKeesport Palisade on April 26, 2015 tickets will be $20.00.

More details will follow or call 412-377-3898