Lois, G., 98, Philadelphia, PA

Lois George, 98, a resident of Philadelphia, PA, recently had her wish for hearing aids granted, thanks to Twilight Wish. George is very independent and still lives on her own, but needed hearing aids. Living on a fixed income, she could not afford them herself. Her social worker nominated her and wrote “her independence is of great value to her and these hearing aids would allow her to continue living on her own and independently.” Previously, George volunteered her time as a member of the Ladies Aid Society at Penn Presbyterian Hospital, operating the gift shop there. She was also very involved in the Quaker Friends school where she worked as a receptionist. Thank you to Beltone Hearing for granting her wish!

Pauline H., 79, Perkasie, PA

  Bucks County nonprofits Twilight Wish Foundation and Between Friends Outreach partnered to grant the wishes of two Perkasie seniors in need. JoAnn Suttle, 73, and Pauline Harris, 79, are neighbors who both have several diseased elm trees on their properties that could fall at any moment, which would destroy their homes at the least, according to a tree specialist.  Both women are widowed and live on fixed incomes.  They have exhausted all other options to get the trees removed so turned to Twilight Wish for assistance. Original estimates were more than $4,000 per property so Twilight Wish staff reached out to Between Friends Outreach to see if they had resources that could help. Tara Stoop, executive director of Between Friends Outreach, contacted local tree service, Greenleaf Tree Service, who donated their services to remove the trees.  Twilight Wish Foundation will be covering the cost of the crane rental to remove the diseased trees.

JoAnn S., 73, Perkasie, PA

Bucks County nonprofits Twilight Wish Foundation and Between Friends Outreach partnered to grant the wishes of two Perkasie seniors in need. JoAnn Suttle, 73, and Pauline Harris, 79, are neighbors who both have several diseased elm trees on their properties that could fall at any moment, which would destroy their homes at the least, according to a tree specialist.  Both women are widowed and live on fixed incomes.  They have exhausted all other options to get the trees removed so turned to Twilight Wish for assistance. Original estimates were more than $4,000 per property so Twilight Wish staff reached out to Between Friends Outreach to see if they had resources that could help. Tara Stoop, executive director of Between Friends Outreach, contacted local tree service, Greenleaf Tree Service, who donated their services to remove the trees.  Twilight Wish Foundation will be covering the cost of the crane rental to remove the diseased trees.

Juanita H., 86, Erie, PA

Juanita Helmuth, a resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, had her wish to have the large fountain in her yard restored to working order granted, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation. Helmuth, 86, has lived in her home for over 60 years.  Her late husband built the fountain for her in their backyard years ago and they enjoyed it every summer.  Sadly, the fountain has fallen into disrepair and is not in working condition. Helmuth is now in hospice because of end stage heart failure and her wish is to have it repaired and working before she passes.  She often sits looking into the backyard and having the foundation working will bring her peace at this time in her life. Thanks to Chuck Howard of Howards Four Season Works for donating his time to complete this special wish.

Bill D., 71, Monongahela, PA

William Dovalovsky, a resident of Monongahela, Pennsylvania, had his wish for hearing aids granted, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation and Beltone in Washington, PA. Dovalovsky, 71, has muscular dystrophy and lives alone. Both of his hearing aids are broken and his glasses are over five years old. Because he lives on a fixed income, he can’t afford to replace either on his own. Having both replaced will greatly improve his quality of life. Dovalovsky received his hearing aids on Thursday, July 1st.

Elizabeth I., 89, Millvale, PA

Elizabeth Interthal, 89, a resident of Millvale, Pennsylvania, recently had her wish for a large button phone with amplification granted by our Allegheny County chapter. Elizabeth lives on her own and has vision and hearing issues.  Having this phone will enable her to stay in touch with family and friends and improve her quality of life.

Greenleaf Nursing Home Residents, Doylestown, PA

The 88 residents of Greenleaf Nursing and Convalescent home in Doylestown had their simple needs wishes granted, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation. The wishes granted included requests for stuffed animals, a birdhouse for a window, office supplies and a new belt.  These wishes were granted thanks to generous donors who purchased items from a wish list and to funding received from the Tuesdays with Lori Legacy Program.

Kathryn Z., 70, Telford, PA

Kathryn Zema, 70, a resident of Telford, Pennsylvania, recently had her wish for hearing aids granted, thanks to Twilight Wish. Kate, as she is known, had become socially isolated because she could no longer hear well.  Hearing aids are not covered through her insurance and she could not afford them on her own. Thank you to Intercounty Audiology who discounted the cost of the hearing aids.

John N., 77, West Newton, PA

John Nuttall, Jr., a resident of West Newton, Pennsylvania, recently had his wish for a lift chair granted by our Westmoreland County chapter. John, 77,  is an Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He had been falling often and had to call EMS to help get up.  Having a lift chair will greatly improve his quality of life and allow him to live independently. Thank you to Blackburn’s for helping to grant this wish!

Rosemarie D., 95, Pittsburgh, PA

Rosemarie Druga, a resident of Squirrel Hill, had her simple wish for new bedding and a battery for her scooter granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter.  Druga, who just turned 95 last month, still lives on her own and relies on her scooter to get around. She has a twin-size hospital bed and has been using old full-size sheets on it.  Because she lives on a fixed income, she cannot afford to buy new bedding or a battery for her scooter on her own.  Thanks to the Allegheny County chapter her simple wish was granted on Friday, April 9th.  They also purchased a new full-size quilt for her bed so it can hang over the side, making it easier for her to make the bed from her wheelchair.  Druga is a devoted mother and grandmother and was the primary caregiver for her husband who passed away several years ago. In years past, she was very active in the senior center and ran the bocce ball and shuffleboard programs for years there. Special thanks to Ponsi Medical Supply for discounting the cost of the scooter battery.