Making His Dream Real
Stanley Edwards had a dream: his dream was to attend college.
Unlike many 12-year olds, achieving his dream was complicated
by the battle he was fighting against brain cancer.
A gifted student and promising athlete, Stanley was diagnosed with a brain
tumor at age 12. Due to the location of the tumor, surgery to remove it
resulted in the onset of learning disabilities as well as paralysis of his right
arm and leg, making school more difficult and forever preventing him
from participating in the many sports he loved.
Despite these unthinkable obstacles, Stanley persevered toward
his dream. Unexpectedly, in 2001 the Edwards family learned
that Stanley's tumor had returned. Stanley passed away in January
of 2002 at the age of 14. In a tribute to this courageous young man,
his family created Stanley's DREAM to continue his legacy.
Stanley's DREAM provides college scholarships to graduating
seniors and supports childhood brain cancer research by awarding
research grants to hospitals.
The Stanley's Dream is a fund of the Chester County Community Foundation. A copy of the official registration and financial information for the Chester County Community Foundation may be obtained by calling the Pennsylvania Department of State at 1-800-732-0999 (toll-free in Pennsylvania.) Registration does not imply endorsement.