The Dream Foundation of Santa Barbara, the national wish granting organization for adults, was moved by Allison Anderson. The thirty five-year-old breast cancer patient’s wish was to come to Santa Barbara and to rejuvenate by the ocean. The local group was able to make this dream a reality.
At the age of 29, Allison was diagnosed with a rare genetic pre-disposition to cancer, Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. Anderson has also had the disease in her thyroids, skin, liver and brain. Her life expectancy was 2 months or less.
Allison’s dream took her and her significant other, mother, sister and brother-in-law to the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara where they stayed four nights. She was also provided a special photo shoot with her family courtesy ofKacie Jean Fowler, founder of the nonprofit Portraits for Causes.
Allison sat down with News Channel 3 anchor Shirin Rajaee and shared her story. Sadly she lost her battle to cancer September 11th surrounded by friends and family. They hope Allison’s message of hope and strength is passed on to others battling cancer.