Making A Difference: Lexington non-profit making dreams come true

Posted at 12:32 PM, Nov 21, 2019

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington's Dream Factory is at it again, helping a little Nicholasville girl, and described dare-devil, get a thrill right in her own backyard.

Emily Wiley's backyard is now filled with squeals of joy and laughter. It is the sound of total elation coming from her 7-year-old daughter, Rory.

"It's emotional and incredible, " Emily Wiley said.

Rory is the fourth of five children, and she was born with a genetic condition called lissencephaly, which translates to "smooth brain."

"It doesn't stop her from doing the things she loves like My Little Pony or being on the playground or with her family, " Wiley said.

Rory's life has not been an easy one. The 7-year-old will never speak or walk on her own, and she is battling things daily most will never face in a lifetime, but now, the described thrill-seeker has something to take her mind off all of that right in her own backyard.

"It's just absolutely surpassed our wildest dreams."

The family now has a specialized playground, perfect for Rory. It was installed just days ago and is a wish come true brought to them by the Lexington Dream Factory. The local non-profit specializes in these types of magic making gifts for children like Rory.

"It's priceless. ... you can't ask for anything more than watching all of your kids enjoy the same activity without any restriction."

Wiley said in just a few short days she has watched in awe as all of her children are finally able to play side-by-side.

"Now we can have like play-dates and sleepovers and all sorts of fun things where she can be included, rather than watching from the sidelines."

Since 1987 the Lexington Dream Factory has helped make more than 800 dreams come true. The all donation and volunteer run organization is always in need of support to continue their mission.For more information on how to help head to: