ABOUT US

The founders of Chase UR Dream, Chad and Chisa Merriweather, have always been passionate about instilling values such as respect, self-reliance, determination and most of all tolerance within their children. In October 2013, their son, Chase, was stricken with a near deadly strand of the flu, which led to sepsis, brain surgery, and amputations of both legs (below the knee) and hands (below the elbow). Chad and Chisa were determined to never let Chase lose his drive to succeed, and that limits are never imposed on his true potential. With these ideas in mind, Chase Ur Dream was created.

The ordeal Chad and Chisa endured was an absolute nightmare and stepping into the world of prosthetic legs and arms was foreign to them. Therefore, in addition to helping build confidence in children who’ve experienced limb loss, they aim to support the families with the information and tools they’ll need to help encourage their child to continue to dream big!

OUR STORY

While on a family vacation to Disney World in October of 2013, our son Chase was stricken with a near deadly strand of the flu, which sent him into septic shock. He was hospitalized at the Florida Hospital of Children for nearly a month. Within that month Chase underwent emergency brain surgery before being airlifted to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. During his illness, Chase developed necrosis, which led to amputations of both feet and hands.

The loss of his limbs has not slowed Chase down one bit! And what’s a super hero without a sidekick? CJ, his older brother, plays a major role in encouraging Chase to attempt new challenges and problem solve when he may be struggling. Chase’s determination, huge personality, and fighting spirit won’t stop him from doing the things he enjoys most.  We continue to be amazed by him everyday!

As parents, we strive to make sure that Chase never losses his drive to succeed, and that limits are never imposed on his true potential. With these ideas in mind, Chase Ur Dream was created. We aim to encourage Chase and other children who have experienced limb loss to dream big and never lose site of their goals!

CHASE UR DREAM

MEET CHASE

Chase is one of the strongest, funniest and sweetest kids you will ever meet. He enjoys dancing, playing video games, baseball, soccer, football, but most of all trying to keep up with his big brother CJ. His spirit and laugh are infectious to all who know him. 

After being stricken with a near deadly strand of the flu in 2013, Chase loss his hands and feet but it has not slowed Chase down one bit! And what’s a super hero without a sidekick? CJ, his older brother, plays a major role in encouraging Chase to attempt new challenges and problem solve when he may be struggling. While Chase has been through a lot in a relatively short time, his determination and fighting spirit won’t stop him from challenging himself and doing the things he enjoys most. 

We continue to be amazed by him everyday!