Entries by Mary Farrell

Maria A., 85, McMurray, PA

Maria Anthou, a resident of McMurray, PA, had her wish to receive an honorary high school diploma granted, thanks to our Washington County, PA chapter. Anthou, 85, emigrated to the United States from Greece when she was a young woman. She and her husband married and raised a family together. Anthou  never had the opportunity […]

Mary B., 100, North Huntington, PA

Mary Belback, a resident of Walden’s View in North Huntington, Pennsylvania, had her wish for a party to celebrate her 100th birthday granted, thanks to the Westmoreland County chapter. Belback, who turned 100 on November 7th, has very little family that can celebrate this milestone birthday with her.  Therefore, the staff at Walden’s View wanted […]

Mary M., 87, Crabtree, PA

Mary Massimo, a resident of Crabtree, Pennsylvania, had her wish to visit a casino one more time granted, thanks to the Westmoreland County chapter.  Massimo, 87, is in hospice care for heart disease. Because she is in a wheelchair and unable to stand on her own, her family cannot take her to the casino on […]

Loma F., 80, Scottdale, PA

Loma Fox, a resident of Scottdale, PA, recently had her wish for hearing aids granted thanks to our Westmoreland County, PA chapter. Fox, 80, needed hearing aids, but couldn’t afford them on her fixed income. Thanks to Beltone who donated the evaluation, fitting and hearing aid, her wish for the gift of hearing was granted.

Gerald C., 71, Verona, PA

Gerald Cleland, a resident of Verona, PA, recently had his wish for a new radio/CD player granted, thanks to our Allegheny County, PA chapter. Cleland, 71, lives alone and is housebound. He loves to play his old CDs but his old CD player broke and he could not afford to replace it on his fixed […]

Martin M., 94, St. Louis, MO

Dr. Martin Luther Mathews, a resident of St. Louis, Missouri, had his wish to travel to Lakewood Church to see Joel Osteen preach granted, thanks to our headquarters chapter.  Mathews is a lifelong resident of St. Louis who has spent his years there mentoring and encouraging thousands of youth in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. […]

Ruth J., 75, Braddock, PA

Ruth Jeffries, a resident of Braddock, PA, recently had her wish for a lift chair granted, thanks to our Allegheny County, PA chapter. Jeffries has two bad knees and spinal stenosis leaving her with daily pain and limited mobility. Having her wish for a lift chair granted will greatly improve her quality of life and […]

Betsy S., 89, Doylestown, PA

Betsy Stenhouse, a resident of Harborview Nursing & Rehabilitation in Doylestown, had her wish to be recognized by her former school granted, thanks to our headquarters. Stenhouse, 89, contracted polio when she was a child, which left her disabled. She studied education at West Chester University and began her teaching career in 1952. Stenhouse was […]

Elmer K., 86, Youngwood, PA

Elmer King, a resident of Youngwood, PA, recently had his wish for a special outdoor chair granted, thanks to our Westmoreland County, PA chapter. King, 86, is a Korean War veteran. He is diabetic and has limited mobility because of a previous infection in his foot. King loves to sit outside on his porch to […]

Raymond R., 78, Turtle Creek, PA

Raymond Roush, a resident of Turtle Creek, PA, had his simple wish for a sit up bar granted, thanks to our Allegheny County, PA chapter. Roush, 78, an Army veteran, is dedicated to staying fit and healthy, despite being an amputee. Having the sit up bar will allow him to continue to exercise and build […]