2018 Dream Achievers

The Dream Come True Foundation and board are excited about our 2018 Dream Achievers. These motivated individuals are on the edge of success, and as one of our Dream Achievers shared during her interview, “My grade point average is above a 3.0. I wish I had enough money to buy a meal bar in a convenience store for lunch some days.” Sam Myers, Board chair of Dream Come True Foundation, said in a statement to the board, “Our 2018 Dream Achievers puts our organization in the forefront of organizations breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty.”

Introducing The Dream Come True Class of 2018:

Lesdy Canales

Lesdy is earning her degree in nursing at Austin Community College and will be graduating in December 2018. She will be the first generation in her family to graduate from college along with her younger sister. She is currently seeking to advance her career so that she can ultimately give back to the community. She is passionate about helping others and “paying forward all the great things people have done for me.”

Lesdy has wanted to become a Dream Achiever so that “I can fulfill my dreams while at the same time paying forward what has been so generously given to me.”

Adriana Zermeno

Adriana grew up in Austin and graduated from Aiken High School. At 23, she is working as a Research Technician at Product Pharmaceutical. She is on track at ACC Eastview and in the fall, she will be a Level 3 Nursing student and will graduate in May 2019. Becoming a Dream Achiever means being a role model to my peers and paying back to my community. “I feel that I am already super successful,” says Adriana, “and appreciate the help of Dream Come True.”

Shanice Vincent

At 25, Shanice’s goal is to complete her education up to the master’s level as a Registered Nurse. During Level 1, Shanice worked three jobs totaling 90 hours per week while in the nursing program. She is a Level 3 ADN student and has maintained a 3.128 GPA. Her expected graduation date is May 2019. She is employed as a patient caregiver at St. David’s Rehabilitation Hospital (Nurse Extern) PRN and Project Transitions Hospice home (Caregiver) PRN.

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