Notre Dame student grants wishes of hospice patients
Date: October 03, 2012•
When Caitlin Crommett was 15 years old, she founded DreamCatchers, a club she created to grant the last wishes of terminally ill hospice patients. Now a University of Notre Dame sophomore majoring in business entrepreneurship and film, television and theatre, Crommett recently expanded DreamCatchers, which began as a high school club and is now a national organization with chapters in California and Indiana.
“I had been volunteering with a hospice near me for a few years, helping out around the office and singing at memorial services,” Crommett recalls. “I then saw the movie ‘Patch Adams,’ which inspired me to do something more to make these patients happy at the end of their lives. I wanted them to be able to have their last dreams fulfilled and help people believe in happy endings once again.”