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Thursday
Feb262015

Guenther V., 84, Tucson, AZ

Guenther Volkman is 84 and a resident of House of Prayer Assisted Living in Tucson. Years ago, back in his homeland of Germany, Guenther was a horse jockey.  Now, he is wheelchair-bound and in hospice care in his nursing facility.  His last wish to revisit a horse racetrack before he dies was granted thanks to our Tucson Arizona chapter and the generosity of Rillito Downs.  Guenther  spent a wonderful day at the racetrack with his family and Tucson chapter volunteers. One of the races was named after him and the winning jockey dedicated the race to him.  Guenther was also featured on the Jumbotron and was honored in the winner's circle. Special thanks to Rillito Downs for their generosity in helping to grant this wish. Watch the coverage of his wish here on KGUN 9 and KVDA NBC4

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