Entries by Michelle Bowren

Charlie W., Seneca, CA, 93

Charles, pictured on the right, wishes to revisit several locations in Germany where he served with the 3rd Armored Division during World War II. A tank driver, Charles is now 93 and wants to see the places he saw during the war including the Dachau concentration camp. In addition to his service in the Army, […]

Hildegard W., 88, Allentown, PA

Hildegard lives in a nursing home and volunteers in the gift shop.  She loves participating in the activities there but longs to have one more trip to where she was born.  She was born in 1930 near Frankfurt, Germany and longs to see the special places she remembers and visit her family still there.  we […]

Patricia M., 71, Connellsville, PA

Patricia struggles with arthritis and has difficulty getting up from her current chair.  She lives alone and a lift chair would make it so much easier for her and improve her quality of life.  She is a woman who goes above and beyond for her friends and family and never asks for anything for herself.  […]

Charlotte G., Humble, TX, 68

Charlotte was an active member of her church before she became ill.  She was diagnosed with throat cancer and after a long battle she is in remission.  Her treatment for the cancer has severely affected her teeth and she is in need of extensive dental work and dentures.  She can no longer chew solid foods […]

Kathryn C., 91, Henderson, NV

We are excited to begin planning Kathryn’s trip to Nebraska!  Thanks to our donors, we have met our fundraising goal and her wish will be granted soon. Kathryn suffered a bout of polio at a young age which caused her to lose the use of her right arm.  She never learned to drive and was […]

Linda S., 69, Kansas City, MO

We are excited to tell you that Linda will soon have her wheelchair fixed!  Thank you to all who donated! Linda is lives on her own on a fixed income. She relies on a wheelchair to get around, but the joystick on her chair is broken and she can’t afford to replace it on her […]

Helen M., 93, Hatfield, PA

UPDATE!  With the help of our donors and the generosity of All Seasons Comfort Control, Helen was given the gift of heat yesterday.  More details soon! Helen is the surviving spouse of a WWII POW in Luxembourg.  She was one of 11 children born to Austrian immigrants.  She went to school until the 6th grade […]

Diane W., 65, Helena, MT

Diane will soon receive her phone card thanks to the support of our donors! Diane volunteered as a foster grandparent with the Senior Corps.  She loved sharing her experience and compassion with children.  She also served in the Navy for four years.  She has been diagnosed with breast cancer and lives on a limited income.  She […]

2019 Veterans Wish Program

Thanks to generous donors, we were able to grant 175 wishes over the past year to senior citizens who have proudly served our country.  Our goal in 2019 is to surpass that number and grant wishes to as many elderly veterans as we can before it is too late. We need your help to make […]