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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.

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.

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 music.  She says without the ability hear, the world is a lonely place.  Please help us grant this wish to help Jane regain her hearing!

 

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 table and chairs.

 

Luther Woods, Hatboro, PA

Legendary Philadelphia disc jockey, Jerry Blavat, the “Geator with the Heater,” paid a visit to the residents of Luther Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation in Hatboro on Sunday, March 8, 2020, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation.  Blavat emceed a fun 50s and 60s- themed sock hop for the residents there who had no idea he’d be hosting their event.  Although the majority of the residents are wheelchair bound, Blavat managed to get them singing, tapping their feet and clapping their hands to the familiar tunes of their youth. This wish was made possible by a generous donation from Carol and Jack Lieberman.