Entries by Mary Farrell

John G., 82, Greensburg, PA

John Gregory, 82, a resident of Greensburg, PA, had his simple wish for a hearing enhanced cell phone granted, thanks to our Westmoreland County, PA chapter in July.  John, a Navy veteran, has significant hearing loss which makes it difficult for him to talk on the phone with his family and friends. Because he lives […]

Neshaminy Manor residents, Warrington, PA

Six wheelchair-bound seniors from Neshaminy Manor in Warrington, PA recently had their wish to go to a Phillies game granted, thanks to y Twilight Wish  and the Phillies.  The residents, along with their Neshaminy Manor caretakers and staff from Twilight Wish, enjoyed a great game on Thursday, June 27th as the Phillies swept the Mets […]

Gregory H., 64, Greensburg, PA

Gregory Hindman, a resident of Greensburg, PA, had his wish for a scooter granted, thanks to our Westmoreland County, PA chapter. Gregory has several medical issues including COPD, arthritis and osteoporosis and is on oxygen.  He has great difficulty walking even short distances.  Having a scooter will enable him to have more mobility and independence, […]

Ken B., 69, Erie, PA

Kenneth Ball, 69, a resident of Erie, PA, had his wish for a honeymoon with his wife granted, thanks to our Erie, PA chapter. At the time of his wish granting, Kenneth was on hospice care with limited time left.  Because he and his wife never went on a honeymoon, his wish was for one […]

Thomas O., 59, Greensburg, PA

Thomas Opfer, a resident of The Rehabilitation & Nursing Center at Greater Pittsbugh in Greensburg, had his wish to see The Who in concert granted, thanks to our Westmoreland County chapter and the employees of DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation. Thomas, 59, lives in long term care because he can no longer care for himself. He […]

Al V., 82, Hatboro, PA

Al Vasso, a resident of Luther Woods in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, had his wish to visit the Roundhouse one more time granted on May 17, 2019.  Al, 82, worked as both a policeman and as a plain clothes detective for the Philadelphia Police Department for many years, working in the District Attorney’s office for some time. […]

Skyland Care Center Residents, Sylva, NC

The residents of Skyland Care Center had their wish to have The Chuckwagon Gang perform at their facility granted on May 17, 2019. Many of the residents there love gospel music but, because of medical issues, are unable to leave the facility to attend a concert. Last year, one resident said, after attending a Chuckwagon […]

David J., 80, Clark, NJ

David Jankovic, 80, had his wish to visit a park and have lunch at Applebee’s with his wife and daughter granted, thanks to our Northern New Jersey chapter.   David and his wife, Barbara, live together in Clark Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  Because of their medical conditions, they need medical transport to and from their nursing […]