Teen with a Dream

Services: Activities and Recreation, Educational Resources, Patient Support, Peer Support, Practical Support, Survivorship
Founded: 2003

Teen with a Dream is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to enriching the lives of pediatric cancer patients by combating the educational challenges, social isolation, loneliness and the emotional trauma of the diagnosis and treatment.

Teen with a Dream was started in 2003 by Spencer Harrison, at age 14, during his own treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Teen with a Dream remains dedicated to helping pediatric cancer patients with our specialized programs designed to combat the educational challenges, social isolation and loneliness and the emotional trauma of cancer, until there is a cure! 


Therapeutic ART provides the patient, parents and siblings a weekly outlet to express themselves under the guidance of our therapist.

Chemo Day Care Bags provide a touch of cheer and fun as well as tips and tricks on treatment days.

Child Friendly Environments provide cozy, cheerful offices which reduce anxiety; every little bit helps.

DVD & Game System Libraries stocked with the newest movies and video games help to switch the focus away from pain.

Educational Support Programs help to decrease the additional stress caused by frequent absences, hospitalizations and “chemo brain” which plague the student/patient.

  • Laptops & Internet access for online schooling
  • Tutor Hours are provided for additional help
  • College Scholarships for future academic success
  • Photo Essay Class is our newest addition, which teaches new skills and is a creative outlet to deal with the trauma, while earning much needed school credit.

Germ Lite Events™ combat social isolation and loneliness in a germ reduced environment that promotes peer interaction.

Germ Lite Movie Premiers™ A private screening in a Germ Lite Environment provides a much needed break from treatment.

Giving Trees Going to the doctor is bad enough and worse during the holidays. Our 2 decorated trees give the child something to look at and anticipate and from which they may choose an “ornament”; each visit produces smiles and giggles.

Contact Information

Assistant Director of Development
Phone: 720-519-4574
Email: s.page@teenwithadream.org

General Information

18425 Pony Express Drive Suite 113-B
Parker, CO 80134
Phone: 720-519-4574
General Email: s.page@teenwithadream.org
Website: www.teenwithadream.org

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