Entries by Mary Farrell

Rosemarie D., 95, Pittsburgh, PA

Rosemarie Druga, a resident of Squirrel Hill, had her simple wish for new bedding and a battery for her scooter granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter.  Druga, who just turned 95 last month, still lives on her own and relies on her scooter to get around. She has a twin-size hospital bed and has […]

Barbara T., 88, Pittsburgh, PA

Barbara Tufton, 88, a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, had her wish for a QVC gift card so she could purchase food granted by our Allegheny County chapter.  Because Barbara is recovering from a fall and her husband lives in a nursing facility, she finds it difficult to shop and cook for herself.  She loves the […]

Dorothy R., 83, Pittsburgh, PA

Dorothy Rice, 83, a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, had her wish for cookbooks, crossword puzzle books and fiction books granted by our Allegheny County chapter. Dorothy loves to read, especially suspense or mystery books.  She also loves to cook, having worked for over 32 years as a nutritionist/cook for the Head Start Program for young […]

Peg P., 98, Sharpsburg, PA

Peg Panza, 98, a resident of Sharpsburg, PA had her simple needs wish for a battery for her portable oxygen unit granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Peg is on oxygen 24/7 and having a back-up battery would allow her more time at her doctor appointments and give her the ability to go shopping […]

Sylvia C., 79, Pittsburgh, PA

Sylvia Cochran, 79, a resident of Pittsburgh PA, recently had her wish for a lift chair granted by our Allegheny County chapter.  Sylvia suffers from arthritis and fibromyalgia making it difficult for her to stand on her own.  Having a comfortable lift chair would also ease the pain in her legs and back. Because she […]

Della A., 92, Vernon, PA

Della Arrington, 92, a resident of Vernon, PA, had her wish for  heated massage mat and back support pillow granted by our Allegheny County chapter on December 13, 2020.  Della was confined to either her bed or a chair because of her health issues and both items would give her comfort and pain relief.  According […]

Orpah V., 79, Pittsburgh, PA

Orpah Vankirk, 79, a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, recently had her wish for a new twin mattress granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter.  Vankirk has multiple medical issues  and chronic pain.  She had been sleeping in her chair because her old mattress was so worn. Having a new mattress will greatly improve her quality […]