The Dare to Dream House
Global Medical Relief Fund
Created in 1997, the Global Medical Relief Fund, along with volunteer doctors, nurses, hospitals and community volunteers, has helped more than 200 children, many of them amputees and burn victims, or victims of war or disasters, who have no or little local medical resources. Located on Staten Island, New York, The Dare to Dream House is a welcoming home for injured children from around the world who now have a place to stay while they undergo extensive medical treatments from a volunteer network of doctors, nurses, and hospitals.
In March 2011, Miles was watching the television program 60 Minutes and was struck by Elissa Montanti’s story of the children she is caring for through her Global Medical Relief Fund for Children. Miles remembers being emotionally overwhelmed by the children’s need for help and immediately decided to help Elissa. With the donation, the Dare to Dream House was opened within less than a year-and-a-half after that TV program aired. When Miles visited for the dedication of The Dare to Dream House he said, “It’s easy to make a living, it’s hard to make a difference. Elissa Montanti is a gift from God, a saint.”