John M., 84, Westhampton, NY
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 11:34AM
Mary Farrell in Long Island, NY, NY

John McCabe, 84, a resident of Westhampton, NY, had his wish for an electric wheelchair granted, thanks to our New York chapter.  John, a permanent resident of Westhampton Care Center, wished for an electric wheelchair which will allow him to navigate on his own and maintain some independence.  It will also give him the freedom to leave the facility and take part in activities that he currently cannot do because he has to rely on others to get around.  John served in the Coast Guard during the Korean War on the USS Vance. In addition, he gave generously of his time, talents and resources to many in the community throughout his lifetime. He is a 50-year member of the Riverhead Lions Club, served on the board of directors for Riverhead Library and is past president of Foxwood Village in Calverton. In addition, he was very involved in St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, serving as lector and Eucharistic minister. His wish was granted on Thursday, November 17, 2016.  

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