DALLAS — Monday morning, Jill Starbuck, and her partner, Richard, boarded a plane to fulfill a dream.

Starbuck, a military veteran, has pancreatic cancer and is on hospice. She wanted to make a last trip to Hawaii before she becomes too weak.

Most of all, though, she wanted to share the experience with Richard, who she calls “my rock and my love.”

Dreams for Veterans, part of nonprofit Dream Foundation, which grants the wishes of terminally ill adults, gave her that opportunity after receiving a heart-felt appeal from Starbuck.