Stanley’s family created Stanley’s DREAM to continue his legacy, making his unfulfilled dream to attend college a reality for other students. Stanley’s DREAM provides two college scholarships to graduating seniors and supports childhood brain cancer research by awarding research grants to hospitals.
Stanley’s Dream 5K Run/Walk
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship Recipients:
Gabrielle Schmale-High Point University, Sreyas Chacko, Rebecca Mongeluzi-West Chester University, Brielle Ridgeway, West Chester University
Just as many 12-year olds have, Stanley Austin 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 malignant brain tumor at age 12. The location of his tumor resulted in the onset of learning disabilities as well as paralysis of his right arm and leg, making school more difficult and preventing him from participating in the many sports he loved.
After seeing the movie “Rudy”, the true story of a young man who beat insurmountable odds to attend and play football for Notre Dame University, Stanley resolved that he would not only attend college, but that he would attend Notre Dame
Unfortunately, Stanley would not live to fulfill his dream. Unexpectedly, in May of 2001, the Edwards family learned that Stanley’s tumor had returned and he passed away in January of 2002 at the age of 14. Although Stanley lost so many physical abilities, his family remembers what he managed to courageously sustain: his wit and sense of humor, his hope and faith, his strength and dignity, his zest for life, and his ability to inspire all who met him. And of course, they remember his dream.
Click here to view the video of Stanley’s Dream
Featured on CBS Brotherly Love with Ukee Washington!
To learn more, please visit the official Stanley’s DREAM website
Download the scholarship brochure here
June 19th, 2015: Full press release
May 20, 2012: Full press release
February 26, 2010: Full press release
February 20, 2009: Full press release
February 6, 2008: Full press release
August 2005: Full press release
Send a check made payable to:
Stanley’s DREAM, c/o CCCF
28 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19382