Calvin W., 75, Elmira, NY

A wonderful donation from The Becket Family Foundation sent Calvin and his wife on their trip to Daytona, Florida.  They had a wonderful and relaxing time thanks to their generosity!

Calvin is 75 years old and lives in Elmira, NY with his wife.  A double amputee and problems with his intestines due to Peripheral Arterial Disease,(P.A.D.), he remains an active member of his church, sings in the choir, and still helps with the cooking and housework in his home.  Calvin spent his life working 6-7 days a week at two jobs to make ends meet.  After losing his legs, the hardships followed, including 14 operations and loss of all income except his monthly social security allowance.  Described as a man of wisdom and kindness, Calvin seeks to pray, comfort and encourage all those who surround him, whether they are his roommates  and health care workers in the hospital or when people come to his home to visit and pray for him.  His positivism and outlook on life make people feel good about themselves!

Calvin’s wish is to fly on a plane for the first time in his life and head to Daytona Beach.   Calvin will now fly the blue skies, enjoy the sound of the waves, spend time on the sandy shore with the help of a beach wheelchair and relax for the first time in a long time!