Draya's Dream

Meet Draya

Meet Draya the 8-year-old diva from Atlanta, GA! Whether it’s choreographing routines with her older sisters or perfecting her TikTok videos, Draya never misses a chance to seek the fun in life.

Through all of the obstacles she has faced, this dreamer has learned that life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain!

Draya was born with a heart defect that continues to affect her day-to-day life. Within the last year, she endured two surgeries along with multiple hospital trips. Draya’s most recent hospital visit lasted two months which resulted in receiving a pacemaker along with the news of being unable to participate in strenuous activities due to her condition.

Draya has an undeniable spirit and would love to perform with the ATL Falcons Cheer team on the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium!

Draya's Dream

Draya’s Dream kicked off by being greeted by her Dream Team and Dream sponsor, Parker-Chase Sprayberry Academy, where she opened her gifts and set off on a fantastic day!

To start the day, Draya and friends went to Rosie’s cafe, where they all shared laughs topped off with fantastic food. Then it was off to the Georgia Aquarium, where she got a behind-the-scenes tour. Draya’s favorite part had to be the sting rays. She also had a private encounter with the aquarium’s sea lion, Jupiter, and he showed her all his tricks and even let her pet him! At the dolphin show, Draya enjoyed VIP seats.

The crew then headed to Topgolf for some great family fun. This was Draya’s first time, and she had a ball learning how to golf, especially with her new doll, Ava! Afterwards, the crew made a pitstop at the hotel, The Shane Kimpton, to get ready for dinner. They made Draya’s room so special with snacks and pastries! The crew ended the day with dinner Ray’s in the City. Draya shared a unique atmosphere and amazing food with her family and the Dream Team.

On Sunday, the Dream Team arrived at Mercedes-Benz Stadium early so Draya could get ready for the pre-game performance with the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders! She has been practicing for the last several weeks as a member of the Junior Falcons Cheerleaders camp. She was so excited to finally get to perform on the field!

After the performance, Draya headed up to her seats where she got a special visit from a few of the cheerleaders. They presented her with a signed, framed picture and a few other goodies. She also got a visit from Freddie Falcon, which was the best way to end a wonderful weekend.

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