Alice W., 91, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
The Long Island, NY chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation recently granted a wish for 91-year-old Alice Wengertner. A mother of five children, Wengertner was widowed at a young age when her husband died at the age of only 42. Wengertner worked three jobs to support her young children. Now 91, she lives alone and suffers from macular degeneration, leaving her unable to see her small screen television. Her neighbor submitted the wish application on her behalf, writing “Alice is a wonderful person and so deserving. Because she is alone at night, it would be wonderful for her to have a television that she can actually see.” Thanks to LINY chapter director, James Ciervo who raised the money to buy the television through a raffle, her wish was granted on May 12, 2012 when she received her new large screen television.
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