Caden Wood’s Disney dream comes true

Dreams Come True of Jacksonville and Switzerland Point Middle School’s Dreams Come True Club recently celebrated 4-year-old Caden Wood’s Walt Disney World Dream.


The Switzerland Point Dreams Come True Club has been hosting various fundraisers during the 2016-17 school year to help underwrite Caden’s dream trip. To date, the Switzerland Point Dreams Come True Club has raised more than $60,000 for the dreams of children on the First Coast.

When Caden was 15-months-old he received a bone marrow transplant for a genetic immune disorder, a condition that he shares with his brother, Caleb. Caden and his family have been in and out of hospitals for long periods of time, but today both Caden and his brother are disease free. With the support of Dreams Come True, Caden and his family can put their medical battles behind them and enjoy a weeklong adventure in Central Florida.

During their dream trip, the Wood family will be special guests at Give Kids The World, a magical village dedicated specifically to dream children and their families.

Lecture at Flagler College

Flagler College Art Professor Laura Mongiovi will discuss how sensory experiences involving color and texture impact individuals’ critical thinking skills on Feb. 21.

The theme of the Community Lecture Series this year is “Challenges at the Crossroads: Finding Solutions to Local Issues.”

The programs take place monthly. Tickets are $5 per person for a single lecture, or $15 for four lectures. Active military personnel may attend at no charge. Lectures begin at 10 a.m. in the Ponce Hall Solarium at Flagler College, 74 King St. Reservations are not required. The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception.