PITTSBURGH - A local charity needs help raising money to help a young mother’s dying wish come true.
Jamie’s Dream Team is looking for donations, flight miles, a hotel room and Disney gift cards to help defray the costs of sending a woman battling cancer to Walt Disney World with her children.
Jhanay Harber, 28, was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago. The cancer has since spread to her spine, lungs and brain.
“This is her third year going through this battle," said Theresa Cole, Harber’s mother.
Harber’s doctors at Magee Women’s Hospital have said her chances of recovery are slim, but that has not stopped her from pursuing her dream of taking her sons, ages 5 and 10, to the beloved theme park.
"I want my kids to experience what I did,” said Harber.
Harber believes she is strong enough to make the trip.
“I just hope and pray we can make all this happen,” Harber said.
“We have hope. We have God on our side,” said Cole.
For more information on Jamie’s Dream Team and to make donations, CLICK HERE.
UPDATE: Tuesday Feb. 11, 21014:
Jamie's Dream Team organizers said they recieved thousands of dollars in donations after this story was posted on wpxi.com. As of Tuesday night, about half of the goal has been met to send Harber and her family to Disney World.
Jamie's Dream Team is always looking for donations so they can help make the dreams of other people come true. The purpose of Jamie’s Dream Team is to provide assistance and/or make distributions to or on behalf of qualifying individuals who are handicapped, disabled, terminally ill, severely injured or suffering from a serious medical condition, disease, or trauma.