Entries by Michelle Bowren

Lisa W., 66, Chester, PA

Lisa enjoys helping her neighbors when she can, but her hearing loss has led her to pull back because she cannot communicate with them. It has also affected to connect to her medical care, especially making appointments and following up with her doctors. She feels very isolated and wishes for hearing aids so she can […]

Cheryl W., 72, Oxford, AL

Cheryl volunteered after Hurricane Katrina hit her town by helping gather clothing, food and personal items for those her were displaced by the storm. She also helped at her local food kitchen.  She grew up in Connecticut and has not been back to visit in 20 years.  She wishes to go once more to reunite […]

Deborah B., 65, Athens, GA

Deborah loves to knit hats and scarves for the homeless in her community.  In the past year, she made and delivered over 450 of them.  She says that if she can help a person “stay a little warmer it makes her heart sing”. She has been nominated because she needs a new refrigerator.  Her current […]

Mary B., 74, Robesonia, PA

Mary had Polio at the age of two. She has no use of her legs and now suffers from Post Polio Syndrome which is affecting the use of her arms as well. She used to volunteer at the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation answering phones. She wishes for a power chair that raises up and down […]

Mabel G., 79, Bristol, PA

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and All Seasons Heating & Cooling, Mabel’s wish was granted! Mabel is a disabled widow who lives on her own on a fixed income.  She is a retired nurse who still volunteers for her church pantry.  She is in need of a new heating and air conditioning unit.  […]

Jane S., 73, Philadelphia, PA

Jane used to love volunteering at the food pantry run by her church.  She also loved tutoring students at Girard College.  She has stopped doing both because her hearing has deteriorated to the point she can’t understand what people are saying.  She misses her great-grandson’s voice, the sound of the birds chirping and listening to […]

Harry H., Birmingham, AL

Harry has been a dedicated volunteer in his church.  He is an Elder and taught Sunday School. He was also a floor captain in his facility.  His responsibilities included checking on all the other residents on a daily basis.  In 2013, he lost his right leg due to an infection. He wishes to have a […]

Catherine D., 77, Beacon Falls, CT

Catherine lost her husband at a young age and raised her children on her own.  She loves to cook and enjoy the meal with her son but her kitchen table is broken.  She lives on a fixed income and cannot afford to replace it.  We want to grant her a wish for a brand new […]

Loretta R., 71, Washington, PA

  Loretta has volunteered with the Diabetes Association as the head of fundraising.  She also served as Treasurer and Fundraising Chair for the Pittsburgh Symphony South.  Due to her hearing loss, she is feeling isolated and misses the ability to enjoy many activities.  She loves spending time with her grandchildren but she can no longer […]

Century Plaza Senior Apartments, Washington, PA

Many of the senior residents at Century Plaza have hearing and vision impairments.  At their meetings and social events, these residents are hesitant to attend because they cannot hear or see what is going on.  Their Service Coordinator wishes for a large pull-down screen, a projector and a cordless microphone to enhance these activities so […]