Thriving heroes celebrated at Dining for DreamsMay 16, 2013 by Camille Jensen
Annual gala fundraiser raises over $180,000 to support BCCFA services
VANCOUVER - Gonzalo Tan stood content with flowers in his hand as he waited for his daughter, Grace, to finish a spree of hellos and well wishes.
He and eight other family members, including Grace’s 91-year-old grandmother, were attending the BC Centre for Ability’s annual Dining for Dreams where the achievements of Grace, who has overcome a life-altering brain injury and serious physical injuries after a motorcycle accident, were celebrated.
“I’m very proud,” Gonzalo said of his 35-year old daughter’s tremendous recovery and her recognition as one of the Centre’s Heroes of Ability for 2013.
More than 300 people attended this year’s awards gala and fundraiser, held May 9