Meet Luke

Meet Luke, a kind and caring 20-year-old from Estes Park, CO! This young man always has a positive attitude and is known for always spreading love and joy.

Luke is currently battling Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma – cancer of the lymphatic system. He has been in treatment for the past 6 months, and while it has been a daunting journey, he’s taken everything in great stride. He’s never let cancer hinder his love of life. He is a sophomore at Colorado Mesa University studying Biology. While in school, he is on the swim team and also an avid golfer.

Luke looks up to Caeleb Dressel as an inspiration and role model for all aspects of life, specifically highlighting his ‘kind and down to earth’ nature. When asked about what his dream day would consist of, he responded with “It’s not about the things you’re doing, it’s about the people you’re with.”

Despite his battle with cancer, Luke’s love of swimming has only grown. He has aspirations of competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials one day. This incredible young man’s ultimate Dream would be to meet and train with Olympic Gold Medalist Caeleb Dressel!

Luke's Dream

The bond that Caeleb and Luke were able to create was next level and we feel so grateful to have been a part of this special experience.

The day started with a trip to the University of Florida where Dream Mojo kicked off in full swing. After receiving a tour of the training facility (and setting new Pop-A-Shot records and kicking some field goals) the Dream Team was walking by the football stadium when a UF Athletics employee happened to be walking by…off the clock! He recognized Caeleb and happily opened the gate to let the crew in to check out the stadium. Dream Mojo, y’all!

After running some stairs, AKA Gator Mountain, just like the Florida Gators Swimming & Diving team, Luke and Caeleb hit the pool. After goofing around on the diving boards, they shared swim techniques and hung around in the pool which Luke’s mom, a swim coach, loved. She told the Dream Team that it was amazing for her to be able to coach her son against THE Caeleb Dressel!

After having an absolute blast together, Caeleb surprised the crew by inviting everyone back to his house for a farm tour and for dinner. Here, Caeleb, Luke, and Luke’s brother, Noah were really able to bond and create some memories that will last a lifetime. Everyone put down their phones and cameras to be able to really spend quality time together.

Caeleb and his wife, Meghan, loved having everyone over to their home and were the most incredible hosts. Caeleb even broke out his Gator UTV and took Luke and Noah around the property to search for real gators!

After a three hour dinner, the crew parted ways with memories that they’ll never forget.

On day two, the team headed to the famous TPC Sawgrass to enjoy 18 holes and VIP treatment. The staff at the course went above and beyond for our Dream family giving them a behind the scenes tour (including a tour of the men’s locker room for the men), custom bag tags, and more! Not only was this a special day for the family as they got to spend time together, it was special because they all love to golf together! Golf has always been important in Luke’s dad’s life and he loves being able to share this hobby with his sons. Luke’s mom said, “it felt so cool to be VIP at the most VIP place,” and if that isn’t the goal of our Dream Experiences we don’t know what is.

On Monday, Luke and the crew enjoyed time at the Jacksonville Jaguars training camp! Upon arrival at camp, the group was warmly greeted with all kinds of Jags goodies before heading to watch practice. After practice, Luke and Noah were able to get autographs from all of the wide receivers and Luke decided that he wanted to pass along his Dream Mojo to someone else. When leaving the stadium, there were people hoping to get autographs from players, and Luke gave his autographed ball to a little girl in line. The only person more excited than she was, was Luke! To say we love this kid and his heart is an understatement.

Before heading to the airport, everyone enjoyed lunch together and shared their favorite part of the trip. Even after all of the magic he experienced, he said being able to pass along Dream Mojo to that one little girl was the best part of his experience.

Special thanks to One Ocean Resort & Spa and Tipper Transportation for going above and beyond for us during this experience! We couldn’t love these folks more for helping to create such an incredible trip.

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