The Dream

Helps hundreds of children and their families undergoing their own medical hardships.

Katlyn Oaks is the 17-year old daughter of Ruth and Las Vegas Police Sergeant James Oaks. She has been battling a rare mitochondrial disease, a debilitating genetic disorder with no cure, for her entire life. This has necessitated trips to Los Angeles on a regular basis for medical treatment. While there, she has been welcomed by the Ronald McDonald House, which helps hundreds of children and their families from Las Vegas who are undergoing their own medical hardships. But Katlyn has taken it a step further – for the past three years, she has been a prolific fundraiser for the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House “Walk for Kids,” raising $115,0000. This year, her dream has been to be the single largest fundraiser in the program’s history. Unfortunately, her medical condition has worsened, but her resolve to meet this challenge has not.

Become a Volunteer

We are always looking for people to lend a helping hand and we always appreciate donations of new items needed by the Ronald McDonald Houses and Hospitals. If you wish to lend us a hand please contact Ruth Oaks at 702-592-2144.

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to assist children suffering from long-term illnesses, and their families, with needs and other items to help make life easier and better! Most of these families are on one or no income because most of these children need round the clock care.

We hope to become a force large and strong enough so no child and no families of children suffering from long-term illnesses have to go without food, clothing, items that make life easier, or holiday joy!

Our Board

Board of Directors

  • Commissioner Steve Sisolak
  • Sheriff Doug Gillespie
  • George Kelesis, Esq.
  • Bob Ellis
  • Bill Marion

    Executive Directors

  • President Katlyn Oaks
  • Secretary Ruth Oaks
  • Treasurer Ileana Drobkin

  • Sandy Ellis
  • Michael Durant of Creating Genius
  • Bill and Erminia Drobkin
  • Sherri Grotheer
  • Judge Nancy Allf
  • Judge Bert Brown
  • Judge Cedric Kerns
  • LVPMSA (Las Vegas Police Managers & Supervisors Association)
  • LVPPA (Las Vegas Police Protective Association)
  • Dr. Edmond Goroza
  • Advanced Adolescent Pediatric Gastroenterology

  • Receive Report

      Christmas/Holiday Season for 2014 Katlyn's Dream supplied the following:
    • 30-Olaf Stockings to Pediatric ICU/ER and Pediatrics
    • 12-Santa Stockings to Ronald McDonald House, LV
    • 80-Snowman Buckets to Ronald McDonald House, LA
    • 3-IPad Minis w/Otter Boxes Cases
    • Chico Stroller
    • Elf on the Shelf
    • Boys Winter Clothes
    • X-Box with Headphones and Mic
    • 3-Games for the X-Box
    • Manicure Set w/Nail Polish Design Kit
    • 2-$100 Gift Cards Food and Non-Food Items


    How can we help.


    1930 Village Center Cir #3-105 | Las Vegas, Nv 89134

    Be Apart of the Dream

    This began as a journey, a journey of a little girl who wanted nothing more then to care for others like her. It’s transcended into a mission, a drive, a passion and a dream. ..Katlyn’s Dream.