Jessica Hayes met and spent some time with Luke Kuechly, linebacker for our very own Carolina Panthers on December 4th! We are still reeling from the success of this dream come true for Jessica, made possible by our partnership with Dream on 3. After a quick visit to our office for some cupcakes and silliness with the Dream Team and DDR staff, Jessica headed to check into the Ballantyne hotel where she had her hair, makeup and nails done by Lynn Kreiling. She picked out a new outfit without knowing who was making his way to her room. Luke arrived and knocked on the door to Jessica’s room with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. He whisked her off to her 21st birthday party in a stretch limo. He was the perfect gentleman who helped pack her wheelchair into the car, wheeled her into the venue like a prince escorting his princess and then spent some time celebrating with her and her friends and family. He even led the birthday song! I’m not sure how any birthday will ever live up to this one, but here’s to hoping that they just keep getting better, Jessica! This story was covered on the news as well if you would like to see the coverage you can find it here.
Luke Kuechly whisked Jessica away to her 21st birthday party!