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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.

Scott Dream to Throw First Pitch at Pirates Game – Aug 9 2015

1st Annual Gala, LeMont Restaurant, Oct 15 2015

Kathy Ligerous, Dancer for Gala, Oct 15 2015

Meet our next dancer: Kathy Ligeros is married to her husband Jim and has 3 children, Sam, Alex, and Katie. For 20 years Kathy worked in advertising as a graphic designer and she served high school students lunch for 5 years. She is currently working for a local flooring company.

For the past 25 years, Kathy has volunteered her time in the community, church, and school district. Helping others has always been a passion.

She had the pleasure of working with Jamie on a dream she was fulfilling. Little did she know their paths would cross again when her sister-in-law was diagnosed with stage 4 inoperable esophageal cancer this past March. Jamie’s Dream Team fulfilled their family’s dream of going to Disney World. Her husband, father, mother, grandmother, father-in-law, and many friends have faced the battle with cancer. Cancer awareness is the reason for her participation in Dancing with the Celebrities of Pittsburgh and also to acknowledge those who have faced and are currently facing this battle.

Kathy looks forward to helping Jamie’s Dream Team fulfill more dreams for the next 10 years and is honored to be a part of such a wonderful charity.

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Brandon Hudson, Dancer for Gala, Oct 15 2015

Meet our Next Dancer! Brandon Hudson joined WPXI in January 2011 as a morning reporter after spending the past two years at FOX 44 in Burlington, Vt.

Living in the Green Mountain State has prepared him for the Pittsburgh winters. Before living in Vermont, Brandon was born and raised in the south with most of that time being spent in Alabama.

In high school, he was the announcer for the Montgomery Catholic High School boys and girls varsity basketball games. Brandon took his love of sports (and broadcast) to college at Florida State University.

At FSU, he had his hand in multiple media outlets. His last two years, he was sports director at the campus radio station, sports editor at the school newspaper and a reporter for the college’s TV production crew.
Brandon had his first taste of morning news when he spent one summer as the morning intern at WSFA in Montgomery, Ala. It helped him prepare for his first on-air job at WDHN in Dothan, Ala.

He joined FOX 44 a couple of years later, which is where he filled in behind the anchor desk for news and sports. He also helped cover the Capt. Richard Phillips homecoming; the ship captain who was held hostage by Somali pirates in 2009.

When Brandon isn’t bringing you the news, he’s watching a Florida State game (GO SEMINOLES!), at the gym, playing sports or trying not to get lost driving in Pittsburgh! He also enjoys traveling, reading a good book and eating the best food da ’Burgh has to offer.

Buy tickets today to support Brandon! http://jamiesdreamteam.myfastsite.net/events/1oth-anniversary-gala-oct-15-2015/

Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja, Dancer for Gala, Oct 15 2015

Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja

Meet our next dancer, Dr. Carey Andrew-Jaja. Carey Andrew-Jaja, MD, FACOG, Clinical Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, received his medical degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), Pittsburgh in 1981. He is on the University of Pittsburgh Physicians/Womancare Associates staff at Magee Womens Hospital/UPMC. Dr. Andrew-Jaja’s research interest and publications are predominantly on the subject of cervical cancer screening. An invited speaker for numerous lectures and courses he has also been named among ‘Best Doctors in OB/GYN, Pittsburgh Region’, twelve years running and has earned multiple national awards for teaching excellence. Dr Andrew-Jaja served as Residency Program Director and Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology in OB/GYN at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh 1994 to 1998. At Magee Womens Hospital, he is currently President of the Medical Staff. Teaching of medical students and leading in development of the residency training process remain his passion.

Nigerian- born immigrants, Dr Andrew-Jaja and his wife Lorna have made Pittsburgh home since 1976. They are blessed with 3 children, now young adults.

Around cultural circles, Dr Andrew-Jaja is recognized as the ‘Singing Doctor” for celebrating the birth of each child he delivers with songs such as ‘Happy Birthday’ and ‘What a Wonderful World”. This practice exemplifies his style of providing care to his patients with a dose of dignity and respect. A recent YouTube Video capturing this experience has received widespread acclaim on national and international news media.

Andrew-Jaja also sings with the choir at Christ Episcopal Church in the North Hills and until recently with the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale, for over 20 years. He is a member of the Board of Directors, Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh since 2010.

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

1o th Year Anniversary Gala

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