Open Wishes


Please Note: Twilight Wish Foundation is registered in Pennsylvania as a nonprofit corporation and is a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations made to grant open wishes are tax deductible. Twilight Wish Foundation will make every effort to ensure that donated funds go to the wish of your choice. If this is not possible, we will apply the funds to the most urgent and similar wish open at the time. Twilight Wish Foundation has final decision-making authority over the use of all donations.


William S., 78, Florissant, MO

William is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who served during the Korean War.  He worked on the flight line at McDonnell Douglas for thirty years helping to build the F-101, F-4 and F-15 fighter jet aircrafts.  During that time, he dreamed of riding in one of them himself. 

He is an active member of his church and has gone on numerous mission trips over the past twenty years helping to build churches and youth camps.  His greatest wish is still to take a ride in a fighter jet.  If you have a connection that could make this come true, please contact our office.  We will also need funding to cover expenses for the wish.  Please donate to help make William's dream come true!

Wish ID: HQ2310

Doris P., Raleigh, NC

Doris has lived in assisted living for many years and has Multiple Sclerosis.  In the past, she volunteered at a local mission giving out food.  She has an infectious smile and attitude! She loves the staff at her facility and enjoys spending time with the other residents but she wishes to celebrate her birthday with a night out!  She wants to get her nails and hair done and ride in a limousine to go to dinner.


We need to raise $500 to make her wish come true!

Wish ID: HQ2614


Patricia F., 71, Downers Grove, IL

Patricia was the caregiver for her mother for many years.  She volunteers on various projects at the senior housing building where she lives. She loves working with the other residents, but it is becoming more difficult due to her hearing loss.  Patricia's wish is for a hearing aid.  We need to raise $1,500 to make her wish come true!  


Wish ID: HQ2558


Josephine D., 88, Oregon, OH

Thanks to a special donor, Josephine's wish will come true in September!

Josephine is a dual British and US Citizen.  She served in the women's branch of the British Army during WWII who enlisted out of a sense of duty that so many felt at that time.  She volunteered as a respite caregiver for many years and now volunteers for the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Josephine loves animals and looks forward to an annual visit to the Toledo Zoo.  She has always wanted to see the exhibits at the Columbus Zoo, especially the Jack Hanna Safari! Her greatest wish is to get help with transportation to the Columbus Zoo to be able to spend an entire day there. 

We need to raise $200 to cover the transportation costs and make her wish come true.  Please donate today!


Chester F., 88, Furlong, PA and Warren K., 90, Hatboro, PA

Chester was a Seaman aboard the USS Corry, the lead ship in the D-Day invasion.  His ship was sunk by German artillery and Chester spent many hours in the water before being rescued. His greatest wish is to return to the beaches of Normandy to revisit the site of the invasion and to pay his respects, in person, to his fellow shipmates and other comrades who lost their lives that day.

Warren would like to accompany his great friend, Chester, on this trip.  He is also a WWII veteran who served in the China-Burma-India Theater of operation during the war.  He knows that the visit will be overwhelming for Chester and he would like to be there for reassurance. 

They both are active members of the VFW and provide a welcoming presence to the younger members of their post.  They also march proudly every year in the Doylestown Memorial Day Parade.

Please donate today to make their wish come true! 

Wish ID: HQ2603


Virginia K., 87, Santa Cruz, CA

Virginia is an active member of three senior centers.  She enjoys teaching canasta to the other seniors there.  She also volunteers her time at The Symphony League and her church.  Her greatest wish is to visit the graves of her family and leave roses for them.  They are buried in the Los Angeles area.  We need to raise $1,000 to cover the cost of the trip for her and her and her daughter who will accompany her.

Wish ID: HQ2566


Harry S., 92, Lansdale, PA

Thanks to a donation from Volpe & Koenig, Harry's wish will come true!


Harry is a WWII veteran who wishes to travel from his home back to the shores of Omaha Beach in France where he fought during the invasion of Normandy, 70 years ago. He also wants his  journey to be documented so that his experiences may be shared with his family and future generations to remember what our World War II veterans have done for our country. A film crew will accompany Harry and his son and they plan to release a documentary telling his story called "Normandy: A World Apart". We want to help make his wish come true and need to raise $6,000 to cover the travel expenses for Harry and his son. Please donate today!


Dorothy R., 73, Oak Park, IL

Dorothy is a lifelong Chicago Bulls fan!  After a  serious illness and hospitalization, she is facing a long recovery.  She has always been the person who takes care of others and is feeling depressed because she is no longer able to do so.  Her daughter, who submitted the wish, feels that a visit from a Chicago Bulls player or analyst, Stacey King, would lift her spirits and aid in her recovery!

We need your help to make Dorothy's wish come true!  If you have a connection with the Chicago Bulls please contact our office at 215-230-8777 ext. 104.


Sandra M., 72, Tucson, AZ

Sandra M. greatest wish is to reunite with her family who live in Chicago.  Due to her limited income, she cannot afford to travel there on her own.  She has spoken to her grandchildren, but would love to see them and give them hugs.  We need to raise $500 to make her wish come true. 

Wish ID: HQ2307


Phyllis B., 68, Reno, NV

Thanks to a very generous donation, Phyllis will have her wish granted!

Phyllis is a member of the  Senior Music Program which performs at her Senior Center in Reno.  She also holds bingo every Sunday afternoon at her low income senior apartment complex where she lives. Phyllis and her husband would love to attend her 50th High School Reunion in Red Bank, NJ this fall.  Unfortunately, due to their limited income, they cannot afford to go.  Her wish is to once again connect with her former classmates, perhaps for the last time. 


Sandra T., 69, Angleton, TX

Sandra has been an avid fan of Elvis Presley since she was a teenager.  Her greatest wish would be to travel to Memphis, TN and tour Graceland, the home of her favorite singer!  Sandra has helped fundraise for her local police and firefighter associations and other charitable organizations.  We need to raise $1,500 to help make her dream come true.  Please donate today!

Wish ID: HQ2111