By helping make a dream a reality, we inspire a sense of dignity and re-fulfillment for those who may have been dealt a disability.
– Chase Your Dreams Vision
One of the biggest obstacles with an acquired disability is what it does to the person emotionally. A person is often stripped of their natural rights of movement and ease of cognition when a disability has been acquired. This ultimately has the greatest impact on whether an individual will fight forward or hunker down. However, success has to have a beginning! That beginning is a DREAM. That dream leads to a GOAL . And with determination and support that goal leads to FULFILLMENT.
Chase Your Dreams Foundation began on the principles of learning from experience. However, we believe that experiences need to be impactful in order to make the best change.
What We Do
Chase Your Dreams Foundation Provides a chance for people with a disability to experience something that they never thought they could due to certain physical limitations. It is our collective understanding that life and rehabilitation only get better with a positive mindset.
This foundation strives to promote ones sense of dignity to those who may have lost themselves in a disability. The goal is clear, to overcome life’s obstacles and find fulfillment in our daily lives. With those understood goals we can begin to search for ideas that will pave the road to bigger and better things. These ideas may include (but are not limited to) going skydiving, finding a new hobby, or even simply getting back in shape.
Whatever the goal is, we are here to help you conquer the fear and achieve a milestone.
Where It Began
- Chase TreadwayFounder
Born on an American Air Base near Madrid, Spain, I grew up in a military family and lived throughout Europe and the U.S. I graduated high school from St. Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi before attending college at the University of Mississippi, where I became a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. While my formal education allowed me to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, my informal education has taught me a great deal more.
Over the 4th of July 2009, I suffered a cervical neck injury to my C6 and C7 vertebrae. After undergoing a spinal fusion, I spent 10 days in intensive care at the MED in Memphis, Tennessee. From there I was transfered to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia where I underwent roughly four months of rehabilitation.
After my stay in Georgia, my family and I relocated from Honolulu, Hawaii to Covington, Louisiana. Without giving up hope, we began a new path towards rehabilitation and recovery together. These days I am accompanied by my trusty service dog, Delta, who has been a great source of healing and assistance, not only to myself, but also to others through pet therapy.
Today, it’s not just about a recovery. I’m proving to myself, and everyone around me, that there’s a still an entire life left to live!