Second Wind Dreams Making Wish Come True For Special Needs Senior

A very special resident of an assisted living facility in Baldwin will realize a lifelong dream today in Toccoa.

60-year old Timothy Williams has always wanted to serve in the military, but because of his disabilities, could not enlist.

Today however, Williams will receive a special honor at the Currahee Military Museum.

Stephanie Hayes is a member of the Committed Care Committee at the Oaks at Scenic View Assisted Living in Baldwin where Williams is a resident.

Hayes says a local Army recruiter will meet with Williams this afternoon at the museum.

“Yearly, we have one big project that we do, and we chose him this year,” Hayes explained. So, he is our big dream that we’re doing this year. We’re getting the guys from the Toccoa recruiting office and they’re going to pin him. He doesn’t know about it so we’re surprising him with it.”

Afterwards, Williams will get to tour the Currahee Military Museum.

Williams’ special day is sponsored by Second Wind Dreams.

According to their Web site, Second Wind Dreams® is an internationally known, nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams.

Since 1997, Second Wind Dreams has become involved in more than 1000 eldercare communities in 20 countries.