Last Dream Soccer Club was started by Mauricio Peres, Raffaele Abbernade and Hugo Martinera back in 2000. After a tournament in Jamaica earlier that year, these three players decided to form a soccer club that encompassed their love of the game, together with the camaraderie, good fellowship, and fun of playing with friends and enjoying a day of sun, fun, and soccer. From those humble beginnings, Mauricio and Rafael have slowly increased the exposure of the soccer club, while Hugo decided to create his own club in the area. Our club has many retired professional soccer players from various countries, who can continue to perform in a competitive manner. Our club started with only a few people and has grown now has 100s of members who want to be part of the fun and competitive environment. We hope that the club will continue to grow and that more soccer players will come and be part of our organization, and follow our creed of brotherhood, convivial spirit, competition, and community!
The Last Dream Soccer Club is a collection of various age groups located in Royal Palm Beach County, Florida. The Club currently has many teams playing at Seminole Palms Park, Palm Beach County (soccer fields are managed by the city of Royal Palm Beach) All of the Club is divided into 4 divisions based on the player’s age.
Last Dream Soccer Club’s Fall Season play begins in August and continues through December. All of the matches are played on Sunday mornings starting at 8:30 am. After an extended winter break matches resume for the spring season in late January with the same game time schedule and run until June. At the end of the season most, if not all teams will compete in a playoff to determine each division’s Champions.
We lost a brother to cancer.
This time around Gabe will need more aggressive treatment. He will be going to Tampa for perhaps 3 months, possibly even longer. The plan is calling for two aggressive chemotherapies with more advanced drugs every two weeks and once the cancer goes into remission he will be doing a BMT. A bone marrow transplant is a treatment that replaces unhealthy marrow with a healthy one. It’s also called a blood or marrow transplant. Bone marrow is a soft, sponge-like tissue in the center of most bones. It produces white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. But, before the transplant, he will get chemo chemotherapy with or without radiation to destroy the diseased blood-forming cells and marrow. Then, healthy cells are given to Gabe, the procedure is not surgery. The new cells go into his bloodstream through an intravenous (IV) line. It’s just like getting blood or medicine through an IV. The cells find their way into the marrow, where they grow and start to make healthy red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
People, he will need lots of good energy and good vibes. We all hope that he will overcome this scary disease very soon. Gabriel will have to stay in Tampa for a prolonged period of time. He and his family will have to travel back and forth and that take money, a lot of money. Keep in mind, all of this time he hasn’t been working. Therefore, if you can find in your heart to help him and his family in this time of need will be greatly appreciated. Please, believe me, anything you can do will help. I will resurrect the GoFundMe page and will schedule a fundraising campaign at the Last Dream Park. Thanks again and God bless.
Letter from Gabriel
I will like to express my deepest gratitude to every one of the members of Last Dream Soccer. The last two months have been a roller-coaster of emotions since the diagnosis of my Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The emotional and financial support of all of you, my friends have been more than I have ever expected. My family will always be thankful for such compassion in this time of our lives.
I don’t know what the future holds for us, only God knows, But I promise to play forward again one day. I will like to give special thanks to Dimitri, Mauricio, George, Mr. Miller, Carlos, Pica, Osmin, Willie, Joe, Colombo, and Sammy for going above and beyond to help me. It’s an honor to be a member of such a great community of players and friends. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. God Bless, Gabriel.
August 19, 1984 – November 17, 2018
Unfortunately, I have to share really bad news with all of you today. With a heavy heart, I pass on the news that Gabriel Silva aka GABE passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2018, at 10:00 pm. It was sad to lose not only a club member but a friend!!! Gabriel was battling Lymphoblastic lymphoma cancer for over a year. He was a valued friend, cheerful and kind by nature. The type of person other people wanted to be around. Gabe will be greatly missed by his family and all his friends.
With that said, I hope that you will find it in your heart to help Gabriel’s family in their time of need. While Gabriel was going through chemotherapy they suffered a tremendous burden. Especially, since he was the main breadwinner in the family. This ordeal took its toll personally and financially on Gabe’s family and they will now need more than just your prayers. You’ll have my eternal gratitude, god bless.