Dreams Come True recipient gives back - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Dreams Come True recipient gives back

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WESTLAKE, LA (KPLC) -

When Josh Castille was diagnosed with an auto immune deficiency a few  years ago, the group Dreams Come True of Louisiana stepped forward.

"His dream was to go bow hunting to kill a deer," said Becky Prejean, Dreams Come True Louisiana Executive Director. "So we sent him to a ranch in Texas. When he returned, he said, Ms. Becky. I want to give back to Dreams Come True. I said sure, Josh, how? He said he wanted to do an archery shoot."

They've held several archery shoots now, raising money for the non-profit organization that grants dreams to children in Louisiana with life-threatening illnesses.

"We are doing close to 80 dreams a year," said Prejean. "We don't set a quantity amount a year. As the applications come in, as they are approved, we grant the dream."

Josh's mom, Charlotte, couldn't be more proud.

"I think we were blessed, my husband and I, to have him and his two brothers as gifts," said Charlotte Castille. "Because he has taught us and many other family and people about life."

Fabrice Ramcourt's daughter Elise, was a recipient of a dream come true in 2009. He later became a board member.

"Whenever you're going through whatever treatment your child is going through, you just never know what's down the road," said Ramcourt. "Going on a trip or doing anything with DCT, what it does is help you create lasting memories."

Close to 900 children have experienced Dreams Come Through in Louisiana since the organization began.

For more information on Dreams Come Through of Louisiana, click HERE.  

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