Tree of Dreams

CHRISTMAS OUTREACH

On behalf of Pastors Gregory and Grace Dickow, we wanted to thank you for being a part of our Christmas outreach experience by sponsoring a child this holiday. We have the beautiful opportunity to bring Christmas to kids who, due to health reasons, will be in the hospital on Christmas Day. This outreach also provides gifts for children from low-income families throughout the Chicagoland area. The sponsored families are truly grateful for our support this Christmas.

As a Global Church, we are also providing financial support to our Family of Churches, in order to bless the children in their communities this holiday season. We are partnered with Ministries in Peru, India, and Guatemala. 🌍 To give, click here.

To sponsor a child, click one of the ornaments on our 🎄Tree of Dreams. Once you choose a child to shop for, fill out the form for next steps. If you’re a part of our global family in another city or country, but would like to bless a child this Christmas, simply click here to donate and follow the prompts. Our Christmas elves will purchase, wrap, and deliver a gift on your behalf! We are so thankful for you! 🎁

GIFT DROP OFF DETAILS

Once you choose a child to sponsor and receive the confirmation email, have fun shopping! Once your 🎁present is wrapped, please drop off at the times and dates below. All presents due by Thursday, December 17.

Hoffman Estates Campus

2500 Beverly Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

Monday, December 7 - Thursday, December 17

Monday - Friday | 9AM - 5:30PM

Sunday | 8AM - 12PM

Chicago Campus

1337 W 15th Street, Chicago, IL 60608

Thursday, December 10 | 12PM - 4PM

Thursday, December 17 | 12PM - 4PM

Tree of Dreams Children

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Joshua

Code: 1.1

Age: 9

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Wild Kratts, trains, airplanes, light up toys, and any toys for children with autism

Clothing Size: Mens, LG

Story: We are a very close family of three. We have overcome numerous obstacles together and have stayed positive through it all. I am a single mother, previously divorced, but having strong faith and supportive people around us is what carried us through. As a family, we have overcome many tough times, hospital visits, loss of sleep, and many tears. However, we never lost our faith. Prayer is always a continual part of our lives and is keeping us well through these uncertain times.

Overcoming: Joshua has autism and he has overcome 2 surgeries, 2 seizures, croup and other breathing/hearing issues over the years. He is still dealing with eczema and I am continually working on his speech. My sweet loving boy’s gentle personality shines when he feels safe, understood, accepted, and loved.

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Myron

Code: 2.3

Age: 8

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Anything

Clothing Size: Kids 14

Story: My son has been in the hospital for so long, so it feels so good to have him home. My twins and my oldest son are doing better than ever!

Overcoming: Sibling of hospital patient. His brother, Maurice, is finally home from the hospital for the first time since being born

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Nasim

Code: 5.1

Age: 2

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Toys that can also be used in therapy

Clothing Size: 24 Months

Story: My child Nasim has been hospitalized for most of his life, since being born weighing only 2lbs 13oz. He is a fighter! He has a feeding tube and has never been able to feed by mouth. He has a neuromuscular disorder which also cause difficulty swallowing. He has multiple therapies during the week to help him progress. Nasim has 7 siblings at home who love and adore him! We are all grateful that Nasim’s been able to overcome all of these challenges!

Overcoming: Neuromuscular disorder, difficulty swallowing.

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Kamari

Code: 5.6

Age: 13

Gender: Female

Gift Wish: Basketball and art supplies

Clothing Size: 14 Slim

Story: Her baby brother has been hospitalized for most of his life, since being born weighing only 2lbs 13oz. We love him and are all grateful that Nasim’s been able to overcome all of these challenges!

Overcoming: Sibling of hospital patient. Her brother is overcoming many obstacles, including neuromuscular disorder and difficulty swallowing.

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Zoe

Code: 6.1

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Gift Wish: Hatchimals and a “Wubble Bubble” ball

Clothing Size: 12

Story: We are a family in transition. In the last year we have had a lot of life changes, including going through a divorce, losing almost everything in a fire, a new baby, & supporting Zoë through a traumatic hip surgery & bone infection. Things have been hectic but we have each other.

Overcoming: Zoe is overcoming Cerebral Palsy.

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Marcus

Code: 9.1

Age: 2

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Playskool Flashlight

Clothing Size: 3T

Story: I’m a single mother of 4 handsome boys. The first year after having my twins was really hard as my babies were being treated at two different hospitals. Then, I was only able to bring one home after 6 weeks which was so heartbreaking. However, we are so happy to have Marcus HOME finally. He loves being home with his big brothers!

Overcoming: Our biggest goals for Marcus are for him to be more self-reliant like his twin brother. He is trying to learn how to walk on his own, stand on his own, feed by mouth rather than by tube, and to breathe without a vent.

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Quincy

Code: 9.2

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Gift Card

Story: I’m a single mother of 4 handsome boys. The first year after having my twins was really hard as my babies were being treated at two different hospitals. Then, I was only able to bring one home after 6 weeks which was so heartbreaking. However, we are so happy to have Marcus HOME finally. He loves being home with his big brothers!

Overcoming: Sibling of hospital patient. His baby brother is overcoming many obstacles, as he was hospitalized for most of his life.

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Marlin

Code: 9.4

Age: 2

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Playskool Flashlight

Clothing Size: 3T

Story: I’m a single mother of 4 handsome boys. The first year after having my twins was really hard as my babies were being treated at two different hospitals. Then, I was only able to bring one home after 6 weeks which was so heartbreaking. However, we are so happy to have Marcus HOME finally. He loves being home with his big brothers!

Overcoming: Sibling of hospital patient. His TWIN brother is overcoming many obstacles, as he was hospitalized for most of his life.

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Simeon

Code: 10.1

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Hand games and Nikes

Clothing Size: Mens M, Size 9 shoe

Story: Simeon was diagnosed with autism and eczema. He sometimes has a hard time defending himself around other children. All my kids LOVE Christmas and they are grateful to receiving anything you’re able to give. Thank you so much!

Overcoming: Simeon has autism and is currently overcoming aggression and self defense.

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Skylar

Code: 10.2

Age: 9

Gender: Female

Gift Wish: Hand games and beauty accessories

Clothing Size: Youth XL

Story: All my kids LOVE Christmas and they are grateful to receiving anything you’re able to give. Thank you so much!

Overcoming: Sibling of hospital patient. Her brother, Simeon, has been diagnosed with Autism and is overcoming different obstacles

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Tyreese

Code: 10.4

Age: 5

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Electronic Games

Clothing Size: Kids 10

Story: All my kids LOVE Christmas and they are grateful to receiving anything you’re able to give. Thank you so much!

Overcoming: Sibling of hospital patient. His brother, Simeon, has been diagnosed with Autism and is overcoming different obstacles.

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Zyland

Code: 11.1

Age: 2

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Cars

Clothing Size: 3T

Story: Within a month of my son being born, he was rushed to the hospital and after hours of waiting, we finally found out Zy’land had coarctation of the aorta. He stayed in the hospital for months. Those were the scariest times as we’ve been told he wasn’t gonna to make it and that there was nothing else they could do. But now he’s HOME and he is talking great and trying to walk. His heart remains okay right now and we are hoping it stays that way for the rest of his life.

Overcoming: He is overcoming his lung disease! He has already overcome needing his g tube and is now eating food all by himself.

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Luz Daniel

Code: 12.1

Age: 1

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Toys

Clothing Size: 18 Months

Story: We are a family of 6! My baby was born at 33 weeks and had to stay in the nicu for a 2 months. This year, our 2 older daughters were diagnosed with diabetes type 1. 2020 has been hard on us but we have each other and my kids are warriors!

Overcoming: Luz Daniel has been diagnosed with DSD Disorder.

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Suheidi

Code: 12.2

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Gift Wish: Toys

Clothing Size: Girls 14-16

Story: We are a family of 6! My baby was born at 33 weeks and had to stay in the nicu for a 2 months. This year, our 2 older daughters were diagnosed with diabetes type 1. 2020 has been hard on us but we have each other and my kids are warriors!

Overcoming: Sibling of hospital patient. Her brother, Luz Daniel, has been diagnosed with DSD disorder. Suheidi has also been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes this year

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Shanney

Code: 12.3

Age: 11

Gender: Female

Gift Wish: Toys

Clothing Size: Girls 14-16

Story: We are a family of 6! My baby was born at 33 weeks and had to stay in the nicu for a 2 months. This year, our 2 older daughters were diagnosed with diabetes type 1. 2020 has been hard on us but we have each other and my kids are warriors!

Overcoming: Sibling of hospital patient. Her brother, Luz Daniel, has been diagnosed with DSD disorder. Shanney has also been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes this year.

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Lluvia

Code: 12.5

Age: 2

Gender: Female

Gift Wish: Toys

Clothing Size: 3-4T

Story: We are a family of 6! My baby was born at 33 weeks and had to stay in the nicu for a 2 months. This year, our 2 older daughters were diagnosed with diabetes type 1. 2020 has been hard on us but we have each other and my kids are warriors!

Overcoming: Sibling of hospital patient. His brother, Luz Daniel, has been diagnosed with DSD disorder and is overcoming different obstacles.

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Antione

Code: 16.1

Age: 5

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Socks, underwear, undershirts, ninja turtles, and paw patrol toys

Clothing Size: 6T

Story: Antione and Antionette are twins and we’re born prematurely. Antione has ongoing respiratory issues due to his immature lungs and narrow airway. The twin’s mother is a single mom who does not work outside the home at this time and struggles to make ends meet. Like many families, navigating the health care system has been difficult for this family, however, this mom is diligent about getting Antione to his medical appointments and getting him is medications. Mom has to take the bus with both children for Antione’s medical appointments. She works hard to ensure that her children are healthy and well cared for. Their grandmother also contracted covid-19 and passed away in November.

Overcoming: Antoine was born prematurely which has impacted his respiratory health.

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Joseph

Code: 18.2

Age: 5

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Trains

Clothing Size: 6

Story: His baby brother was born with dilated cardiomyopathy. Joseph has been a great big brother through this tough year.

Overcoming: Sibling of hospital patient. His baby brother is overcoming his heart failure

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Roberto

Code: 19.1

Age: 4

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Dinosaurs and Control Trucks

Clothing Size: Boys 10-12

Story: Due to the pandemic, I am not able to work and my kids are not able to have a normal Christmas the way they usually love to. Roberto struggles with his asthma but he is really sweet and smart! He loves to play with dinosaurs and cars. Thank you for your help!

Overcoming: He is overcoming his asthma.

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Yojan

Code: 19.3

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: PS4 game “WWE2020” and Control Cars

Clothing Size: Youth 18

Story: Due to the pandemic, I am not able to work and my kids are not able to have a normal Christmas the way they usually love to. Yojan is my sweet 13 years old boy. He is so caring and shy but he loves to learn new things. Thank you for your help!

Overcoming: Sibling of hospital patient.

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Xavier

Code: 20.2

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Gift Card

Clothing Size: LG

Story: We are a family of 5 and we are going through a lot right now as we recently lost my husband to Covid-19. We are just really hurting and it’s not the same having to celebrate the holidays without him.

Overcoming: Overcoming the loss of his father, due to Covid.

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Ju'Vontae

Code: 23.2

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Gift Card

Clothing Size: Mens LG

Story: My youngest boy was born at 26 weeks and has a trachea and a g tube. Ju’Vontae is my oldest and is so helpful. Thank you for thinking of us this Christmas!

Overcoming: Sibling of hospital patient. His baby brother is overcoming his breathing abnormalities

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Aubrielle

Code: 24.2

Age: 8 months

Gender: Female

Gift Wish: Light up toys, books, and teething toys

Clothing Size: 12 Months

Story: My baby spent her first 18 months in the hospital and has only been home for 6 months. I help raise my sister’s daughter, Aubrielle, as well. It has been difficult to provide for my little family because of Sienna’s medical problems. I appreciate your thoughtfulness this Christmas season. Merry Christmas and thank you so much!

Overcoming: She is raised by her aunt. Her cousin is a hospital patient who was born very premature and is overcoming many medical problems.

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Nathan

Code: 25.1

Age: 9

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Jurassic Park toys

Story: The mother of these children, Nicole, is a very strong and special mother. She always tells me how much she loves her children. Her children have many appointments and she takes them to each one and makes sure to get all medications needed. Mom is the best advocate for her children and also makes sure they receive the most appropriate and best school services. This year, Nathan and his two siblings require extra help from their mom to navigate E-learning.

Overcoming: Nathan has a chronic medical condition that requires frequent treatment throughout the day.

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Marcellus

Code: 25.3

Age: 8

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Baby Yoda toys

Story: The mother of these children, Nicole, is a very strong and special mother. She always tells me how much she loves her children. Her children have many appointments and she takes them to each one and makes sure to get all medications needed. Mom is the best advocate for her children and also makes sure they receive the most appropriate and best school services. This year, Nathan and his two siblings require extra help from their mom to navigate E-learning.

Overcoming: Sibling of hospital patient. His brother, Nathan, has a chronic medical condition.

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Galilea

Code: 28.2

Age: 11

Gender: Female

Gift Wish: Air clay or “Little Pet Shop”

Story: Older brother, Santos has spent 4 years entering and leaving the hospital due to his multiple diseases and syndromes. Even though he cannot eat or drink, he loves food and would love to be a chef. He has 4 sisters who love spending time and playing with him when he is home. Due to his pain and complications, he spends most of his time in the hospital, but when he is at home, we love watching movies together as a family.

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Sofia

Code: 29.1

Age: 3

Gender: Female

Gift Wish: Toys that make sound

Story: Our family came to Illinois due to Sofia’s illness, all the way from Honduras.
Thank you very much for your generosity this Christmas!

Overcoming: Zika Virus, Seizures, and Cerebral Palsy.

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Andrew

Code: 30.2

Age: 14

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Anything!

Story: Andrew’s sister, Anna, is 9 years old and has down syndrome. However, we are all healthy and THANKFUL. Andrew is such an amazing help! We love our girl and she is always full of energy.

Overcoming: Sibling of hospital patient. His little sister, Anna, has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.

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Vintrell

Code: 33.1

Age: 1

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Sit and play, remote control car, or a light mobile for his crib

Story: My son been in three hospitals since last year. He was born premature and didn’t even weigh a pound. My daughter has not been able to see him since the beginning of this year because of Covid. It’s been hard on her to only see his journey via video calls and pictures. He was born at Rush hospital but he was dying and they were not able to treat his condition, so he was transferred to Lurie’s in June 2020. He had multiple surgeries to close the huge hole in his heart, he had a trach placed, and a g-tube as well. Now that he’s medically cleared, he’s at Larabida. I could have brought him home but I have no home to bring him to at the moment as we’re working out our housing situation. So that’s our journey, but I just am hoping that I can bring him home soon.

Overcoming: He was born prematurely, at 26 weeks. He has a whole in his heart and he is overcoming both lung and heart disease.

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Leland

Code: 34.2

Age: 9

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: Beyblades

Story: Yalina didn’t get a fair shot at life from the beginning, but that never stopped this beautiful brave girl. I am so proud of my family. I may be a single mom but if there’s one thing I got right, it’s my kids.

Overcoming: Sibling of hospital patient. His older sister was born with multiple medical conditions.

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Noah

Code: 34.3

Age: 3

Gender: Male

Gift Wish: “Beyblades stadium so I can play with my brother, or marbles, and McDonalds”

Story: Yalina didn’t get a fair shot at life from the beginning, but that never stopped this beautiful brave girl. I am so proud of my family. I may be a single mom, but if there’s one thing I got right, it’s my kids.

Overcoming: Sibling of hospital patient. His older sister was born with multiple medical conditions.

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