Carol Litrun, 71, a resident of a nursing facility in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, had her special wish for a day out of her facility granted by our Westmoreland County chapter. Litrun has MS and has lived in her facility for over three years; her husband passed away in 2017. She wished to go to Mass in a Catholic Church and go to bingo! Our Westmoreland chapter had a wonderful time granting this simple but meaningful wish.
Don Rupert, 80, a resident of Ruppsdale, PA recently had his wish for hearing aids granted by our Westmoreland County, PA chapter. Rupert has hearing loss and needs hearing aids but could not afford them on his own. Thanks to Beltone, his wish was granted on November 20, 2018.
Rose Marie Barker, 74, a resident of Barstow, California had her wish for an electric wheelchair granted by our Barstow, CA chapter. Barker has several medical conditions that make it difficult for her to get around. Her wish for an electric wheelchair was granted on November 15, 2018.
Thirty veterans at the Coatesville VA in Coatesville, PA had their simple wishes granted by our headquarters. Wishes ranged from very basic items like coffee and flavored creamer to new sweatpants. Because of privacy regulations, we are not able to show photos of the veterans.
Christopher Auton, 66, a resident of Heritage Hall nursing facility in Rich Creek, Virginia, had his wish to visit Dollywood in the fall and see the changing leaves granted, thanks to many generous donors. Chris has cerebral palsy and is a quadriplegic. He is a permanent resident of Heritage Hall and, sadly, has no family that visits him. Despite all he has been through, Chris is very sweet and brings much joy to all who know him. Because of the life he has lived, he has never been able to experience many of the things that others have. His wish to travel to Pigeon Forge and visit Dollywood was granted thanks to the generosity of many donors. Because of his medical condition, he was accompanied by both a nurse and a CNA. Chris loved everything about his trip, but his favorite part was the Dollywood Stampede!
Mary Elm, 67, a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, recently had her wish for a lift chair granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter.
William Snodgrass, 79, a resident of Dravosburg, Pennsylvania, recently had his wish for a lift chair granted by our Allegheny County chapter.
James Poag, 67, a resident of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, recently had his wish for a lift chair granted by our Allegheny County, PA chapter.
Bonnie Hoffman, 69, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, recently had her wish for a lift chair granted by our Allegheny County, PA chapter.
Judith Shaw, 77, a resident of Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, recently had her wish for a lift chair granted by our Westmoreland County, PA chapter.