Regina Snyder, an elderly Levittown resident, had her Twilight Wish for new dentures granted, thanks to local nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation and the generosity of a anonymous Doylestown dentist. Representatives from Twilight Wish presented Snyder with a Twilight Wish certificate in her honor at her last dental appointment on Thursday, March 31, 2011.
Snyder, 82, badly needed new dentures; her lower dentures had not been replaced since 1964 and were loose, affecting her ability to chew and eat certain foods. A resident of low-income senior housing, Snyder could not afford them on her own. Snyder worked throughout her life as a teacher’s aide and grocery store cashier and took care of her husband until his death from cancer. She was forced to retire from her cashier job after a car accident in which she sustained a severe back injury. Because of her age she was not a candidate for surgery and is now in chronic pain and unable to stand for any significant length of time, requiring her to use a walker.
Snyder also volunteered throughout her life in Bristol, serving as manager of the Bristol Township 9-12 year-old girls’ softball team for nine years. After moving into her senior housing center, Snyder served terms as Resident Council treasurer, secretary, vice-president, and president over a 15 year period. Snyder also organized transportation for shopping trips and events for the residents of her facility. Thanks to a generous Doylestown dentist, Snyder’s wish has been granted and she has a beautiful smile again!