Entries by Mary Farrell

Lee P., 62, New Castle, PA

Alan “Lee” Peluso, 62, a resident of Haven Convalescent Home in New Castle, Pennsylvania, had his wish to ride in the sidecar of a Harley Davidson motorcycle granted, thanks toThunder Harley Davidson of Sharon, Pennsylvania. Peluso has multiple sclerosis and lost much of his functional capabilities at a young age. He always wanted to ride […]

Harry W., 79, Erie, PA

Harry Wagner, a resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, had his wish to go fishing again granted, thanks our Erie, PA chapter. Wagner, 79, served in the Navy for 22 years. He became a resident of ForestView Health Care Center about six months ago and misses his old hobbies of gardening and fishing. Wagner had his wish […]

Jane K., 62, Linden, NJ

Jane Koza, a resident of Delaire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Linden, New Jersey, recently had her wish to see her beloved Yankees play granted, thanks our New Jersey chapter. Koza, 62, played competitive basketball and softball for her high school alma mater, Mother Seton High School in Clark, New Jersey. At the age of […]

Emma M., 90, Jeannette, PA

Emma Jane Monstrola, a resident of Jeannette, Pennsylvania, had her wish to visit the White House granted, thanks to the Westmoreland County chapter of national nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation.  Monstrola, who will turn 91 in November, has always dreamed of visiting the iconic White House in Washington, D.C. However, being widowed and having her children […]

Sharon J., 65, Oregon City, OR

Sharon Jenda, 65, recently had her wish to attend a Seattle Seahawks game granted. Sharon, a resident of Oregon City, OR, has been a Seahawks fan for most of her life. Because she lives three hours away and gets by on a fixed income, she has not been able to afford the cost of attending […]

Sister Thoma, 89, Columbus, OH

Sister Thoma Joan Swanson, 89,  recently had her wish to attend her family reunion granted. Sr. Thoma, a resident of Columbus, Ohio, is a member of the community of the Dominican Sisters of Peace. She has devoted her life to preaching the gospel through her artwork. Sr. Thoma was a missionary in Peru and taught […]

Emily K., 71, Ruffsdale, PA

Our Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania chapter recently granted Emily King’s simple wish for a reclining lift chair. Emily, 71, has severe arthritis and struggles to get out of her current chair. Receiving the lift chair will greatly improve her quality of life. Thank you to Levin’s Furniture for discounting the cost of the chair and providing […]

Adella D., 67, Loyalhonna, PA

Our Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania chapter recently granted Adella Dunn’s wish for hearing aids. Adella, 67, a resident of Loyolhonna, has nearly 70% hearing loss and needed hearing aids, but couldn’t afford them on her own. Adella is widowed and the sole caregiver to her disabled daughter. Thanks to Beltone of Greensburg who donated her hearing […]