What an awesome time for Darrell Bolt today at Cabela's in Greenville, SC. Darrell was treated to a shopping spree and breakfast by the wonderful Cabela's Staff. Darrell is getting ready for his dream hunt.
Congratulations to Jarrett Cantrell (one of our ODF "kids") on the new edition! Welcome to our ODF family little Tyzan Samuel Riley!
Check out this awesome video of Ethan Brown on an Outdoor Dream Hunt last fall. Special thanks to Greg Darnell for the awesome video work. Another dream hunt made possible by Billy and Cameron Wright. Way to go Ethan!
Congratulations to Daniel Hering on an awesome low country velvet buck! Thank you to Hal Wall, Hampton Wall, Nemours Wildlife Foundation, Turkey Hill Plantation, Good Hope Plantation and Hank Parker's Flesh and Blood for making another dream come true.
This post is from yesterday!
Hang on to your hats. Had an echo done today. Dr said it looks GREAT!!! So Drs and Zeke felt so good about that. All of a sudden Captain America showed up....Out of the bed...into the elevator...busting out of the elevator...OUT OF THE HOSPITAL...down the sidewalk...people giving thumbs up as we walked down the street with duffle bags backpacks and balloons...then even a super hero needs a break to rest up for a few.
Go ahead and say it to yourself then to others...GOD IS AMAZING. prayer changes things!!! A child with odds stacked against him to survive such a procedure lives to smile again and to tell the story another day. There are so many to thank and if you took a moment to say a prayer for Zeke you have a personal part in all of this and we are so thankful!!! We pray our paths cross that we may thank you.
Update on Zeke Hembree. Zeke was discharged today!!! Amazing 5 days post op open heart surgery. They are staying near the hospital for a week. I got a phone call tonight and I just hollered Praise the Lord because it was Zeke calling me! That made my day! Thank you all for all of the prayers!
A great time at the range with Daniel Hering. Daniel is getting dialed in for a Low Country South Carolina Deer Hunt wth Catfish and Laura Parker along with the Hank Parker's Flesh and Blood Gang. Great shooting Daniel!
Thank everyone for the prayers! Our God is an awesome God!!!
Update on Zeke Hembree
Day 4 post open heart surgery. Guess who woke up ready to entertain the world.
I don't think anyone expected this response. It's like a switch flipped and he felt great and ready to take on the world. Prayers changes things!!!
An update on Zeke Hembree!
Per his dad:
Making good progress today. Chest drainage is slowing so he has one of two chest tubes out. Off the ventilator breathing on his own but on oxygen. He's tryin to wake up periodically. He's responding with head nods and hand signals. He knows who people are but he's talking minimal. He wants hugs. He gave Hunter a pretty firm fist bump that made us smile. Still have many days of recovery but each day is another blessing to have the opportunity to recover. Prayers are being answered by our Gracious Heavenly Father. Thank you
I couldn't help but laugh at this because it is soooo Zeke;
I told his dad to give him hugs and tell him to hurry and get well so we could deer hunt his dad said this was what he said Thursday before his surgery.
Oh im sure he will be all about that. He was concerned about deer season. He asked his drs Thursday how long it would be before he could play basketball and shoot guns. They told him 3 months. He said ok im good on basketball....dad how long til deer season??? I reminded him he had a .223 and a cross bow he could use. He replied... Ok then...we can do the surgery.
Thank you all so much for the prayers for my super hero!! Surgeon just came in to let us know the surgery went extremely well and just as Zeke ask, the Lord was in the room with them! Please continue to pray for Zeke and a speedy recovery. ***Notice the storm is behind him****
PRAYER WARRIORS please pray for my little buddy Zeke Hembree as he will be having open heart surgery tomorrow and his medical condition puts him in a high risk category so please lift him up in prayer and also his family as they go through this trial! We love you Zeke!💖
Some more pics of Zeke Hembree on his day of shark fishing with Capt Tommy Scarborough and Georgetown Coastal Adventures from Georgetown,SC. Please keep Zeke and his family in your prayers as decisions are made regarding his possible open heart surgery scheduled for Friday. Not sure if it's a go yet or not!
Here is Captain Tommy Scarborough making another child's dream come true! Thanks for giving Zeke Hembree an awesome shark adventure.
It's Facebook official!!
We want to remind everyone our August 5th event is coming up. We want to thank our sponsors and extend invitation to become a sponsor. Please call Harold Jones 864-226-8775, he is also selling tickets. We are also accepting items for the event. Please call Suzanne Jones Carnes at 864-934-6913. Don't miss this chance to raise money for the kids and enjoy a wonderful speaker Joshua Carney Son of the South.
Conor McManus is all smiles with his beautiful Montana Bison.
Here is Conor McManus heading out on his Montana Bison Hunt this Morning. Conor is hunting with the Montana Hunting Company.
Let's all wish Conor good luck on his special dream hunt!
Continued prayers for Dalton. Last year Dalton Beri was celebrating his birthday at the 2nd annual Freedom Dream Walk 4th July. Please pray for Dalton. He's had severe pain since surgery. To know Dalton is to love this boy. We love you Dalton and are praying for you.
Who is coming to the 4th Annual Brandon Brawdy a Memorial a Celebration on August 5th in Anderson. We need a big turnout to support the dreams of these special children. Check out this awesome video and let us know if you are coming. These kids need you support Right Now! Tickets are $25.00 and are available by contacting Coach Harold Jones at 864-226-8775.
Here is Tucker Hudson with a nice Lake Hartwell Hybrid Bass. Tucker was treated to an evening of fishing with Cliff Bowman.
Dalton Beri came out of surgery last night. He had severe pain. Prayer wariors family and friends please continue praying for Dalton. We love our Dalton!
Please pray for Dalton Beri. He is one of the sweetest boys you will ever know!
Please keep little man Will Asbell in your prayers. Will goes today for his four week CT scan to see if the shunt is helping to reduce the enlarged ventricles. We are praying the shunt is working. We appreciate everyone's prayers!
Prayers for Grant please. He is going home today! Prayers for a great recovery with no complications!
Check out Outdoor Dream Recipients Will Asbell, Jackson Thorpe, and Riley Harrison in the Lowcountry of South Carolina on Hank Parker's Flesh & Blood. The show will air on the Outdoor Channel on Tuesday, July 12th at 8:30 am and 7:30 PM. It will also air again on Thursday, July 14th at8:30 am.
Son of the South Joshua Carney will be speaking at the next Anderson event Friday August at 6:30 pm. Please check out Son of the South Facebook page watch some videos. Please read his story. Amazing young man and WOW his phenomenal animal calls.
Here are pictures of Derrick Wardlaw's to big black bears taken in Alaska. Also a picture of a little guy trying to come for lunch at the cabin. Another amazing dream hunt with the OutfittersRating.com Crew!
Fishing with the Tigers!
Fishing with the Tigers. We would like to thank the entire team for coming out to support the Outdoor Dream Kids. Great Food and Good Fishing. Go Tigers!
Checkout Outdoor Dream Recipient Ethan Brown at the 3rd Annual Dream Walk Run. Let's see how many likes we can get for Ethan! Ethan Wayne Brown Jan Brown Rick Brown The Outdoor Dream Foundation
Freedom Dream walk run Ethan Brown shot the start gun then walked for a long bit! Way to go EB.
Who is coming to walk/run in the morning and support these special children? You can register at the event! See you at Grady's Great Outdoors at 7:30 AM!
Here is the Anderson Independent's story on yesterday's Fishing with the Tigers.
Five year old Abby Lee came up for a dream fishing adventure on Lake Hartwell this weekend. Here is Abby and her dad Adam with one of the many striped and hybrid bass caught. Way to go Abby!
Derrick Wardlaw is all smiles with his giant Alaska Black Bear. Derrick has always dreamed of hunting in Alaska. His Dream Hunt was made possible by Buck Bowden with Hidden Alaska Guides and Outfitters. Way to go Derrick!
Please pray for another one of our ODF kids! Caleb Crisp had hip replacement this morning and is out of surgery and doing well. A long road of recovery for a teenager!
Few more pics from Fishing with Tigers. Thanks to all who participated! We enjoyed having everyone!
Awesome time for the Outdoor Dream Kids Fishing with the Tigers.
We can't thank our Captains enough for sharing their time. Special thanks to the members of the Clemson Men's Basketball Team and Staff for coming out to support these special kids. Go Tigers!
Check out Darrell Bolt having a blast in the Florida Keys. Darrell's fishing dream is being made possible through a partnership with the Outdoor Dream Foundation and the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation. Thank you Krissy Wejebe - Moloney for all you do for these special children.
Somebody is smiling!
One more of Evan Mom and Dad!
Looking through pictures from last week Mike Denise and Evan! Loved these of Evan!
Update on Will Asbell. He is sleeping alot and has no energy. He is going home. The shunt has helped to reduce the enlarged ventricles on one side but not the other. He will have another CT scan in 4 weeks. If still enlarged a second drain will be put in. Please pray for Will. We will update any news in these next 4 weeks Will needs our prayers. He is one tough kid for sure but this is one tough battle. My God heal lil Willy!