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O.C. student, 18, going national with dying-wishes club

Published: July 3, 2012 / Author: Scott Martindale

One year ago, Caitlin Crommett was a newly minted graduate of Las Flores’ Tesoro High School with an ambitious dream – to turn a student service club she founded in high school that grants wishes to dying hospice patients into a national organization.

This summer, she’s embarking on a five-city U.S. tour to begin turning that dream into a reality.

Crommett, who just finished her freshman year at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, is the founder of a Tesoro High club called DreamCatchers that grants terminally ill hospice patients a final wish – much as Make-A-Wish does for children with life-threatening illnesses. She was named by The Orange County Register last year as one of 10 O.C. high school graduates who will change the world.

The Rancho Santa Margarita native began her five-week trip June 29 by flying to the Raleigh-Durham area in North Carolina with a Notre Dame friend, 19-year-old Katie McElligott of Milwaukee, Wisc. They’re in Washington, D.C. this week and will also travel to Nashville, Phoenix and Las Vegas.

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