Fulfilled Wishes

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Edith L., 81, Boston, MA

Edith Lofton had her wish to visit the National African American Museum of History and Culture and the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument in Washington D.C. granted, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation.  Lofton, 81, volunteered on the Boston area committees to fundraise for both the museum and the monument. She worked as a nurse for many years and also volunteers as an usher at her church, Morning Star Baptist Church. Lofton was nominated by her granddaughter who wrote “Because she lived through the Civil Rights Movement, being able to visit the monument and museum will be a wonderful way for her to relive her earlier years and reflect on where she has come from.” Because Lofton lives on a fixed income, she could not afford the costs of travel and lodging on her own. She and her daughter travelled via bus from Boston to D.C., arriving on the 25th and leaving on the 27th.  Special thanks to Debbie Goetz Media Connections for their in-kind sponsorship of this wish.


Shirley H., 76, Bedford, MA

Shirley Hufnagle, a resident of Bedford Hills Care and Rehabilitation in Bedford, MA, was granted her Twilight Wish to return to the ocean one more time, thanks to a partnership between  Twilight Wish Foundation and the operator of the Bedford Hills nursing center, SunBridge Healthcare

Shirley is 76 and has Alzheimer's Disease.  She is currently in hospice care.   Born in England, she was very athletic, golfed and played tennis, even competed at Wimbledon. Shirley, her husband and children went to the beach all the time.  Her husband wanted her to be able to see the ocean one more time and feel the sand on her feet.  Her wish was granted on Saturday, October 8th, 2011, a beautiful, sunny day. Shirley, her husband and daughter spent the day on Plum Island and enjoyed lunch together.  According to her nurse, Shirley was alert and responsive and enjoyed the wind in her hair.  Thanks to everyone who worked to make this very special wish come true.