Eddie and Julianna, from Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, both actively participated in the music therapy program at the hospital. Eddie turned to music and signing as a way to cope with his health. Writing song for himself has become a form of meditation. For Julianna, dance has been an outlet especially during her tougher times. Both performed at Radio City for the 2017 Talent Show. Eddie sang "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole while Julianna danced across the Great Stage.Read More
Zoe, from partner organization Hospital for Special Surgery, was first introduced to Garden of Dreams when she auditioned for the 2017 Garden of Dreams Talent Show. had a difficult start in life when Zoe and her twin sister were born 3 months early and stayed in the hospital for 4 months. Due to her premature birth, Zoe faces obstacles including Sjögren's Syndrome, a systemic autoimmune disease that affects her entire body. Since there is no cure, her toughest times are managing all the negative side effects of her medications. Playing the violin helps her focus on the positive things. Zoe expressed, "Beauty is when you're... Read More
Sparsh joined the Garden of Dreams family in 2017 when he played on the Great Stage at Radio City Music Hall for the Garden of Dreams Talent Show. Sparsh, from partner organization enCourage Kids Foundation, was born with an incurable disease, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which makes his bones extremely fragile and brittle. At 13 years old, Sparsh has had more than 130 fractures, but that doesn’t stop him from doing what he loves – performing. To date, he has given over 70 live performances, including one at The Garden during a New York Knicks game. Sparsh performed "Heal the World" by Michael Jackson at the Talent Show.Read More
Moshe, from Make-A-Wish Metro New York, joined the New York Rangers and Garden of Dreams family in March 2017 when he signed a five day contract with the team, fulfilling his dream of being a Blueshirt.
During his contract with the team, Moshe joined the players for practice at the Training Center, received pointers from his hockey idol New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, picked out his suit for Casino Night at John Varvatos with some of his teammates, attended the annual New York Rangers Casino Night, and was introduced as part of the blue line during that Sunday's game against the Capitals.Read More
Junior, from Garden of Dreams partner organization WHEDco, was first introduced to Garden of Dreams when he visited the Garden for a New York Knicks game last spring and met Kristaps Porzingis before the game. This past fall, Junior sat courtside for the Knicks Open Practice, where he received Carmelo Anthony's jersey as part of the 'Knickerbocker Assist', and also visited the Empire State Building with Knicks alumni John Starks, Larry Johnson, and Bernard King. In December, Junior and his family joined the Knicks for the Knicks Holiday Shopping Spree at Target.Read More