Fulfilled Wishes

Thursday
Jan182018

Norie, R. 76, Erie, PA

Norie has a number of health issues that make it very difficult to get in and out of her chairs.  A new lift chair would help her regain her independence and restore her daily routine. Our Erie, PA Chapter was able to grant her wish in June 2017!

Thursday
Jan182018

John R., 90, Erie, PA

John R. is a World War II Veteran who still lives on his own.  He wished for a security system to make him feel safer in his home alone. His wish was granted in May 2017 by our erie, PA Chapter.

Thursday
Jan182018

Rosalie P., 71, Erie, PA

Rosalie was very involved in her church before she became ill. She also worked as a nurse's aide and enjoyed giving to her patients and their families.  She is now in hospice and would love to have a television for her room for stimulation and enjoyment.  Her wish was granted by our Erie, PA Chapter on May 1, 2017.

Thursday
Jan182018

William E., 75, Fairview, PA

Bill English had his wish to go fishing with his brother one more time granted, thanks to the Erie, PA chapter of national nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation. The brothers had not been able to spend much time together recently with Dave living in Florida and Bill having medical issues. The brothers enjoyed a day of fishing from a pier followed by lunch at Kentucky Fried Chicken, Bill’s favorite restaurant. 

Thursday
Jan182018

William E., 75, Fairview, PA

Bill English had his wish to go fishing with his brother one more time granted, thanks to the Erie, PA chapter of national nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation. The brothers haven’t been able to spend much time together recently with Dave living in Florida and Bill having medical issues. After his time in the Army, Bill worked pouring concrete, operating a die cast machine and as a carpenter. The brothers enjoyed a day of fishing from a pier followed by lunch at Kentucky Fried Chicken, Bill’s favorite restaurant. 

Tuesday
Dec122017

Josephine L., 89, Warminster, PA

Josephine Larson, 89, a resident of Ann's Choice in Warminster, PA, recently had her wish to attend the Army-Navy game granted, thanks to Twilight Wish, Valley Forge Military Academy, Paul Mango, Comcast, Travis Manion Foundation and Compassus. The 9th of ten children, Josephine served for four years as a hospital corpsman. Her last year served was during the Korean War.  When asked about her service, Larson says it was "the best four years of her life," as she learned new skills and gained self-confidence.  After her discharge, she married and raised three children with her husband, now deceased. Josephine and her friend, Paul Owens, also a Navy veteran, were thrilled to attend their first ever Army-Navy game on December 9, 2017. 

Tuesday
Dec122017

Jim K., 96, Philadelphia, PA

First Class Petty Officer Jim Kelly, who served during World War II, had his wish to attend the 118th Army-Navy game in Philadelphia granted, thanks to Twilight Wish, Valley Forge Military Academy, Paul Mango, Comcast, Travis Manion Foundation and Compassus. The last time Jim, now 96, attended the iconic game was when he was 16 and selling candy bars to servicemen at the game, 80 years ago. Although he lived in Philadelphia most of his life, he never had the opportunity to go again until this year. Jim is a proud graduate of Roman Catholic High School and recently received the award for oldest living veteran at a recent reunion. After graduating, Jim enlisted in the Navy and served as an Aerographer's Mate. His wish was granted on December 9th, 2017. 

Tuesday
Dec122017

Vivian S., Irwin, PA

Vivian Spiker's simple wish for a lift chair was recently granted by our Westmoreland County chapter. Vivian is trying to remain independent and mobile while undergoing treatment for cancer, but is having difficulty getting up out of her chair. Having her wish for a lift chair granted will greatly improve her quality of life and allow her to continue living on her own. 

Tuesday
Dec122017

Betty O., 83, Indianapolis, IN

Betty Ottinger, a resident of Rosegate Healthcare in Indianapolis, had her wish to see the Nutcracker performed granted, thanks to the partnership between our Indiana chapter and American Senior Communities. Betty, 83, has always dreamed of seeing the Nutcracker performed, but never had the chance. One of her most prized possessions is a music box that has several scenes from the Nutcracker on it. It was one of the last gifts her late husband gave her and is in her room at the nursing facility. Betty volunteered in her church’s Good Shepherd’s Community cooking and serving food to the homeless. Her wish was granted on Sunday, November 26th when she attended the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Murat Theatre.

Tuesday
Dec122017

Jack W., 71, Lebanon, IN

Our Indianapolis chapter recently granted Jack's wish for an Amazon Echo, thanks to a partnership with American Senior Communities. Jack is struggling with a visual impairment that greatly affects his ability to be independent. The Echo will allow him to play music, send and receive messages, get information, receive news, enjoy audio books and control lighting and thermostat in his home, greatly improving his quality of life. 

Tuesday
Dec122017

David T., 69, Indianapolis, IN

Our Indianapolis chapter recently granted David's special wish to reunite with his sister who he hadn't seen in over 30 years. His sister lives in New York and and her health is quickly declining, making it impossible for her to travel. David  and his sister were very close growing up and he wished to see her again before it was too late. An Army veteran, David is a pastor in his church and also volunteers in the food pantry. His wish was granted, thanks to a partnership with American Senior Communties.  Pictured is David with his wish nominator, Valerie Moore. 

Tuesday
Dec122017

Rosemary K., 70, Ligonier, PA

Our Westmoreland County chapter recently granted Rosemary's simple wish for a lift chair. Rosemary, 70, is undergoing treatment for cancer and having a lift chair will make it easier for her to get up to use her walker. She lives on her own and having her wish granted will definitely improve her quality of life. Rosemary volunteered for the Ligonier art club, serving as their secretary for over 30 years. 

Thursday
Nov022017

Francis H., 74, Waterford, PA

Francis Higgins, a resident of Waterford, Pennsylvania, had his wish for a saxophone granted, thanks to our Erie, PA chapter and Roland Financial. Francis, known as Corky, 74, served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and was in the U.S. Army Reserves for 20 years. He loves music and played the saxophone in both high school and college, but misplaced his saxophone somewhere over the years. Corky has early-stage Alzheimer’s and being able to play the saxophone again would help him tremendously. Music therapy has been proven to help Alzheimer’s patients recall emotions and memories. Special thanks to Roland Financial for funding this wish. 

Thursday
Nov022017

Judy R., 79, Brownsburg, IN

Judy Robbins, 79, recently had her wish to skydive granted, thanks to our Indiana chapter and American Senior Communities. Judy has wanted to skydive since she was 18 years old. With her 80th birthday quickly approaching, Judy took the plunge and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

Thursday
Sep212017

Neshaminy Manor Residents, Warrington, PA

Twilight Wish recently surprised the residents of county-run nursing facility Neshaminy Manor in Warrington with a Philadelphia Eagles tailgate party.  With a DJ playing “Fly, Eagles, Fly” in the background, SWOOP, the Eagles mascot, entertained and interacted with the residents, hugging and dancing with several of the seniors. Also on hand were two Eagles cheerleaders who spent time talking with the residents and posing for photos. The party was made possible through funding from The Provident Bank Foundation.

Thursday
Sep212017

Dwayne P., 68, Washington, PA

Dwayne Price, 68, recently had his simple wish for a motorized scooter granted by our Washington County, Pennsylvania chapter. Dwayne is an Air Force veteran who now lives in a nursing facilty. He is in poor health and has trouble breathing when he walks. Having his wish granted will improve his quality of life and give him back some independence.

Tuesday
Sep192017

Margaret M., 86, Greensburg, PA

Margaret Moore, 86, recently had her wish to visit the Flight 93 Memorial with her friend granted, thanks to our Westmoreland County chapter. Margaret has followed the stories of the 9/11 terror attacks and has done research into the events of that tragic day. Margaret recalled that she was out shopping when she heard of the attack and the crash of Flight 93. Now a resident of Westmoreland Manor, Margaret is on hospice care for various ailments. She and her friend, Jean, enjoyed a memorable day together along with volunteers from the chapter touring the memorial.

Tuesday
Sep192017

Rose P., 66, Washington, PA

Rose Przybyz, a resident of Transitions Healthcare in Washington, Pennsylvania, had her wish to go camping and roast marshmallows granted, thanks to our Washington County chapter.  Rose is disabled and has no family outside of the caregivers at her facility. She is known in her facility for always being kind and helpful with the other residents.  Rose, who is 66, has always wanted to go camping and roast marshmallows on a campfire, but never had the opportunity. Her wish came true when she and several Twilight Wish volunteers spend the weekend camping at Goddard Park Vacationland Campground in Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania.  Rose enjoyed seeing the resident ducks, listening to her favorites Tom Petty and U2 and making s'mores around a campfire!

Tuesday
Sep192017

Antoinette C., 85, East Mifflin, PA

Our Allegheny County, Pennsylvania chapter recently granted Antoinette's (Toni) wish for a lift chair. Due to a stroke, Toni is paralyzed on the left side of her body and unable to get up out of a regular chair or sofa. In fact, she has fallen several times trying to do so and had to call the paramedics to lift her back up. Having a lift chair will allow her to maintain some independence and improve her quality of life. Special thanks to National Wellness Supply for discounting the cost of her new chair.

Tuesday
Sep192017

Barbara R., 73, Braddock Hills, PA

Our Allegheny County, Pennsylvania chapter recently granted Barbara's simple wish for a lift chair. She suffers from a medical condition that makes it difficult for her to get to a standing position. Special thanks to National Wellness Supply for discounting the cost of her lift chair.