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.
Geraldine Miller, 91, a resident of Clairton, Pennsylvania, had her wish for a new mattress granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Geraldine is a very sweet woman who has been sleeping in her recliner for months. She was once on hospice where they provided a hospital bed and mattress. Once she “graduated” (no longer met the Medicare criteria) from hospice, they had to remove their equipment, which left her with an old mattress that was destroyed with springs poking through. Unfortunately, because she is on a fixed income, she could not afford a new bed on her own. At 91, Geraldine would love a comfortable bed that she can stretch out on and not be in pain. She always put others before herself, volunteering in her church for years, working with vacation bible school and as an usher. Thank you to Westmoreland Medical for donating the bed and Paula from Superior Home Care for making her wish happen!
Ardelle Robinson, 69, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had her wish to have her photography displayed at an art show granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Ardelle has been an ardent photographer since she was a young girl and always dreamed of having her photos displayed, but could not afford to do so on her own. The Allegheny County chapter arranged to have her photos professionally framed for this special show which was held at Ketchup City Creative in Sharpsburg, Pa. Thank you to Ketchup City Creative for donating the space for this special exhibit!
Audrey Corso, 81, a resident of Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, recently had her wish for a day of pampering at home granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Audrey is in hospice care and, according to her daughter who nominated her, she is very humble and has done for others her whole life including being a longtime member of Allegheny Valley Hospital Women’s Volunteer Auxiliary and Girl Scout leader. Thanks to students from South Hills and North Hills Beauty Academy, Audrey was the lucky recipient of a full day of pampering in the comfort of her own home.
Our Allegheny County, Pennsylvania chapter recently granted Antoinette’s (Toni) wish for a lift chair. Due to a stroke, Toni is paralyzed on the left side of her body and unable to get up out of a regular chair or sofa. In fact, she has fallen several times trying to do so and had to call the paramedics to lift her back up. Having a lift chair will allow her to maintain some independence and improve her quality of life. Special thanks to National Wellness Supply for discounting the cost of her new chair.
Our Allegheny County, Pennsylvania chapter recently granted Barbara’s simple wish for a lift chair. She suffers from a medical condition that makes it difficult for her to get to a standing position. Special thanks to National Wellness Supply for discounting the cost of her lift chair.
Theresia Brandl, 105, a resident of Oakdale, Pennsylvania, had her lifelong wish to finally receive her high school diploma granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Theresia has always regretted that she never graduated from high school. She attended Stowe Township High School, but left before she graduated in order to help take care of her family. Theresia received her diploma during a wonderful graduation celebration in her nursing facility complete with cap and gown on Wednesday, May 17th. Sadly, Theresia passed away one week after her wish was granted. According to her family, though, she passed away knowing that her final wish was granted.
William Carthon recently had his wish for an electric wheelchair granted by our Allegheny County chapter. William is a Vietnam Veteran who served his country proud. He is an active member of the Hill House Association Senior Center as well as a active volunteer within the community. William wanted to continue his service but was having trouble moving around. He asked for an electric wheelchair to assist him around his local community. David Dietrich with At Home Senior Services worked diligently to fulfill his wish. David received a wheelchair donation from a donor that wishes to remain anonymous. William was truly blown away. He was shedding tears of joy as he whipped around in his fast new wheels! Thank you to the Hill House Association for their support fof many seniors in the community.