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Dream Team's Motto:  "Team Work Makes A Dream Work"

Dream Team's Motto: "Team Work Makes A Dream Work"

Dream Team Founding Scripture: Ephesians 6:7 Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

Our purpose is to inspire and equip families in need of "Life Givers" in a Christ-honoring way to provide daily personal care to "differently enabled" family members. 

Our mission for the future will be to provide the "Dream Team Model" worldwide to families living with “differently-enabled” loved ones whom require daily personal care via a customized "How To” guide with a written Step-by-Step approach placed down inside a binder with supportive photos, table of contents and divider tabs for easy reference. 

 The Dream Team will have rotational teams, point people to oversee scheduling of the team and people set aside for the sole purpose of encouragement.

The "Dream Team Model" reinvents the main caregivers role tenfold, allows for flexibility, daily continuity and helps prevent burnout. The team approach brings a wealth of wisdom and allows the "differently-enabled" to live a life with purpose and intent.  

We want to change the culture as it relates to daily personal care by bringing vibrancy into daily living and place value on those providing the care with spiritual renewal, accountability, boundaries and emotional health!

 

DREAM TEAM CORE VALUES:

1. Honor God is everything we do.

2. Build relationships based on trust and respect.

3. Maintain integrity and excellence in everyday living.

4. Practice responsible stewardship both relationally and financially.

2008

2008

Emily’s Amazing Dream Team at Cedarville University

Fall of Emily’s Sophomore Year - 2008

09 25 2008

09 25 2008

Emily’s Amazing Dream Team on the steps of the NEW

Biblical and Theological Studies Building at

Cedarville University

LOVE this crew of servant heart leaders!

The Flight Of Emily

Enjoy "The Flight Of Emily Shanahan" made possible by her amazing Dream Team; her daily personal  care and administration team.

Dream Team Motto:  Team Work Makes A Dream Work

Emily's Senior Pictures at Cedarville University

Emily's Senior Pictures at Cedarville University

Photographers:

Emily Radcliffe

Amber Wing

Left To Right:

Heidi VanStrien

Kira Bernard

Emily Miller

Ashley Duda

December 2013

December 2013

Back Row Left to Right:

Greta Khamis

Tracey Keith

Allie Colvin

Andrea Jacoby

Sarah Harris

Lauren Laake

Front Row Left to Right:

Joan Kaliney

Emily Shanahan

Hannah Carter

2007 02 99 Dream Team.jpg
Eight Is Not Enough

Eight Is Not Enough

These core EIGHT Cedarville University students:

Emily Fenstermaker - Wagner

Jon Gray

Hannah Hollingsworth

Lauren Laake

Jennifer Powell

Tiffany Schlueter

Samantha Seifert

Amy Vanover

Emily

These core eight Cedarville Students, quickly realized that “Eight Dream Team members was Not enough” and went out at the leadership of Amy and Lauren and quickly grew Emily’s Dream Team to 36 students on a VOLUNTEER basis! It was not until March of 2008, that Emily could begin to pay most of these amazing students. We LOVE Emily’s Dream TEam

Mentor and Big Sister

Mentor and Big Sister

Shanna became Emily’s Big Sister at Far Hills Church in March 2002 and also played a huge role in Emily’s journey at Cedarville University.

For example, hosted Emily on campus a few times over night during LIttle Sibs Weekend!

2005 10 04 Joan Kaliney.jpg
2005 04 23 Kindrea Tatem.jpg
2009 04 Erin and Emily.jpg
2006 05 13 Dream Team Molly.jpg
2006 10 17 Mary Barr.jpg
October 04, 2007

October 04, 2007

Wow, how to even begin describing this group of students picture here at Cedarville University Student Center on October 4, 2007.

Back in February 2007, we hired 8 visionary students to help Emily in the Fall of 2007 once she moved on campus as a Freshman.

We quickly realized that “Eight Was Not Enough” but Emily and I were at a loss as to what to do.

One evening, Amy Vanover and Lauren Laake, came to Emily’s dorm room with clipboards and a plan!

I grabbed my clipboard with notepad and started writing and within 3 weeks, 36 students came forward to help Emily live on campus independently and on a volunteer basis!

Love the servant heart leaders - called students now Dream Team ALumni at Cedarville University!!!

Senior Year Leadership Team Fall 2010

Senior Year Leadership Team Fall 2010

Left To Right:

Lauren O’Neil - Point Person of Academics

Ashley Duda - Co-Lead Point Person over Personal Care

Erin Hoeflinger-Co-Lead Point Person over Personal Care

Fall 2011 - Kettering College Nursing

Fall 2011 - Kettering College Nursing

God sent both Tracey and Allie into our lives to help us transition Emily back home from Cedarville University and keep Emily living as an independent adult.

Love these two so much and now both are Nurses :-)

West Carrollton Ohio Crew

West Carrollton Ohio Crew

Back Row:

Sarah Harris, Stephanie Bidlack, April Thomas, Tracey Keith and Allie Colvin

Front Row:

Joan Kaliney, Emily and Anne Haye

“Team Work Makes A Dream Work”

08 11 2015 Emily and Allie Smith - Close Up.JPG
08 13 2015 Emily and Ann Constantino Up Close.JPG
Emily's West Carrollton Ohio Dream Team

Emily's West Carrollton Ohio Dream Team

Kettering College Students at Kettering Medical Center are Amazing!

Left To Right

Alexis Schmitz

Sahar Allan

Tiffany Elises

Taylor Melzoni

Abby Allen

03 15 2018 Gabby Olson and Emily.jpg
04 03 2018 Emily and Emma Purkey.jpg
04 13 2018 Callie Dunn and Emily Shanahan.jpg
04 16 2018 Krista Green and Emily Shanahan.jpg
04 26 2018 Meaghan Tipton.jpg
06 09 2017 Cara Brice and Emily.JPG
08 19 2017 Emily Sadowski and Emily Shanahan.jpg
08 31 2017 Sue Edwards and Emily.jpg
09 08 2016 Meet Kaili Ingle Dream Team.JPG
09 26 2017 Erica Rosner.jpg
09 28 2017 Ariana Nelson and Emily.jpg
10 12 2017 Grace Flint.jpg
10 14 2017 Stephanie Limbers.jpg
11 15 2017 Michelle VanStrien and Emily.jpg
2017-03-17 Emily and Amanda Dahlin.jpg
Kendra Lucas 06 04 2012.JPG
06 28 2018 Beth Harmon.jpg
 Ebony was our second Personal Care Aide for Emily.  Ebony came into our lives on February 5, 2001.  Oh the stories but Ebony taught our family how to use a floor lift!  Ebony is now Mother to beautiful Chyane.  Ebony went back to school and became a Nurse in 2016.

Ebony was our second Personal Care Aide for Emily.

Ebony came into our lives on February 5, 2001.

Oh the stories but Ebony taught our family how to use a floor lift!

Ebony is now Mother to beautiful Chyane.

Ebony went back to school and became a Nurse in 2016.

Dream Team's Motto: "Team Work Makes A Dream Work"

Dream Team Founding Scripture: Ephesians 6:7 Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

Our purpose is to inspire and equip families in need of "Life Givers" in a Christ-honoring way to provide daily personal care to "differently enabled" family members. 

Our mission for the future will be to provide the "Dream Team Model" worldwide to families living with “differently-enabled” loved ones whom require daily personal care via a customized "How To” guide with a written Step-by-Step approach placed down inside a binder with supportive photos, table of contents and divider tabs for easy reference. 

 The Dream Team will have rotational teams, point people to oversee scheduling of the team and people set aside for the sole purpose of encouragement.

The "Dream Team Model" reinvents the main caregivers role tenfold, allows for flexibility, daily continuity and helps prevent burnout. The team approach brings a wealth of wisdom and allows the "differently-enabled" to live a life with purpose and intent.  

We want to change the culture as it relates to daily personal care by bringing vibrancy into daily living and place value on those providing the care with spiritual renewal, accountability, boundaries and emotional health!

 

DREAM TEAM CORE VALUES:

1. Honor God is everything we do.

2. Build relationships based on trust and respect.

3. Maintain integrity and excellence in everyday living.

4. Practice responsible stewardship both relationally and financially.

2008

Emily’s Amazing Dream Team at Cedarville University

Fall of Emily’s Sophomore Year - 2008

09 25 2008

Emily’s Amazing Dream Team on the steps of the NEW

Biblical and Theological Studies Building at

Cedarville University

LOVE this crew of servant heart leaders!

The Flight Of Emily

Enjoy "The Flight Of Emily Shanahan" made possible by her amazing Dream Team; her daily personal  care and administration team.

Dream Team Motto:  Team Work Makes A Dream Work

Emily's Senior Pictures at Cedarville University

Photographers:

Emily Radcliffe

Amber Wing

Left To Right:

Heidi VanStrien

Kira Bernard

Emily Miller

Ashley Duda

December 2013

Back Row Left to Right:

Greta Khamis

Tracey Keith

Allie Colvin

Andrea Jacoby

Sarah Harris

Lauren Laake

Front Row Left to Right:

Joan Kaliney

Emily Shanahan

Hannah Carter

Eight Is Not Enough

These core EIGHT Cedarville University students:

Emily Fenstermaker - Wagner

Jon Gray

Hannah Hollingsworth

Lauren Laake

Jennifer Powell

Tiffany Schlueter

Samantha Seifert

Amy Vanover

Emily

These core eight Cedarville Students, quickly realized that “Eight Dream Team members was Not enough” and went out at the leadership of Amy and Lauren and quickly grew Emily’s Dream Team to 36 students on a VOLUNTEER basis! It was not until March of 2008, that Emily could begin to pay most of these amazing students. We LOVE Emily’s Dream TEam

Mentor and Big Sister

Shanna became Emily’s Big Sister at Far Hills Church in March 2002 and also played a huge role in Emily’s journey at Cedarville University.

For example, hosted Emily on campus a few times over night during LIttle Sibs Weekend!

October 04, 2007

Wow, how to even begin describing this group of students picture here at Cedarville University Student Center on October 4, 2007.

Back in February 2007, we hired 8 visionary students to help Emily in the Fall of 2007 once she moved on campus as a Freshman.

We quickly realized that “Eight Was Not Enough” but Emily and I were at a loss as to what to do.

One evening, Amy Vanover and Lauren Laake, came to Emily’s dorm room with clipboards and a plan!

I grabbed my clipboard with notepad and started writing and within 3 weeks, 36 students came forward to help Emily live on campus independently and on a volunteer basis!

Love the servant heart leaders - called students now Dream Team ALumni at Cedarville University!!!

Senior Year Leadership Team Fall 2010

Left To Right:

Lauren O’Neil - Point Person of Academics

Ashley Duda - Co-Lead Point Person over Personal Care

Erin Hoeflinger-Co-Lead Point Person over Personal Care

Fall 2011 - Kettering College Nursing

God sent both Tracey and Allie into our lives to help us transition Emily back home from Cedarville University and keep Emily living as an independent adult.

Love these two so much and now both are Nurses :-)

West Carrollton Ohio Crew

Back Row:

Sarah Harris, Stephanie Bidlack, April Thomas, Tracey Keith and Allie Colvin

Front Row:

Joan Kaliney, Emily and Anne Haye

“Team Work Makes A Dream Work”

Emily's West Carrollton Ohio Dream Team

Kettering College Students at Kettering Medical Center are Amazing!

Left To Right

Alexis Schmitz

Sahar Allan

Tiffany Elises

Taylor Melzoni

Abby Allen

Ebony was our second Personal Care Aide for Emily.

Ebony came into our lives on February 5, 2001.

Oh the stories but Ebony taught our family how to use a floor lift!

Ebony is now Mother to beautiful Chyane.

Ebony went back to school and became a Nurse in 2016.

Dream Team's Motto:  "Team Work Makes A Dream Work"
2008
09 25 2008
The Flight Of Emily
Emily's Senior Pictures at Cedarville University
December 2013
2007 02 99 Dream Team.jpg
Eight Is Not Enough
Mentor and Big Sister
2005 10 04 Joan Kaliney.jpg
2005 04 23 Kindrea Tatem.jpg
2009 04 Erin and Emily.jpg
2006 05 13 Dream Team Molly.jpg
2006 10 17 Mary Barr.jpg
October 04, 2007
Senior Year Leadership Team Fall 2010
Fall 2011 - Kettering College Nursing
West Carrollton Ohio Crew
08 11 2015 Emily and Allie Smith - Close Up.JPG
08 13 2015 Emily and Ann Constantino Up Close.JPG
Emily's West Carrollton Ohio Dream Team
03 15 2018 Gabby Olson and Emily.jpg
04 03 2018 Emily and Emma Purkey.jpg
04 13 2018 Callie Dunn and Emily Shanahan.jpg
04 16 2018 Krista Green and Emily Shanahan.jpg
04 26 2018 Meaghan Tipton.jpg
06 09 2017 Cara Brice and Emily.JPG
08 19 2017 Emily Sadowski and Emily Shanahan.jpg
08 31 2017 Sue Edwards and Emily.jpg
09 08 2016 Meet Kaili Ingle Dream Team.JPG
09 26 2017 Erica Rosner.jpg
09 28 2017 Ariana Nelson and Emily.jpg
10 12 2017 Grace Flint.jpg
10 14 2017 Stephanie Limbers.jpg
11 15 2017 Michelle VanStrien and Emily.jpg
2017-03-17 Emily and Amanda Dahlin.jpg
Kendra Lucas 06 04 2012.JPG
06 28 2018 Beth Harmon.jpg
 Ebony was our second Personal Care Aide for Emily.  Ebony came into our lives on February 5, 2001.  Oh the stories but Ebony taught our family how to use a floor lift!  Ebony is now Mother to beautiful Chyane.  Ebony went back to school and became a Nurse in 2016.