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Second Wind Dreams Provides "Old-Time" Adventures

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Most people in their 90s don't get to jump out of an airplane, ride a motorcycle, or drink beer in a jazz club. But, that's exactly what Second Wind Dreams aims to provide. This nonprofit organization has fulfilled 1,175 wishes in the last six years, for seniors over the age of 68, with an income no more than twice the maximum poverty income.

Follmer's trip into the skies was one of thousands of elderly wishes fulfilled by a network of nonprofit organizations that put together trips, parties or basic supplies for older people who can't afford to make their own dreams come true.

P.K. Beville founded Second Wind Dreams -- the nonprofit that sent Follmer up in a Cessna -- in 1997, after helping 92-year-old female twins who wanted a happy hour at their nursing home that included an Elvis impersonator.

PayPal has set up an account for donations to make these dreams come true.

You can also visit their website to see their visually clever "Book Of Dreams." When was the last time you saw a 100-year-old woman riding a camel?

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