Emma M., 90, Jeannette, PA

Emma Jane Monstrola, a resident of Jeannette, Pennsylvania, had her wish to visit the White House granted, thanks to the Westmoreland County chapter of national nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation.  Monstrola, who will turn 91 in November, has always dreamed of visiting the iconic White House in Washington, D.C. However, being widowed and having her children geographically spread across the U.S. left her with little options to make this wish come true.

Luckily, the Westmoreland Chapter found out about Monstrola’s wish and went about planning this deserving woman’s wish. Despite being 90, Monstrola volunteers five days a week at the Jeannette Senior Center and is in charge of the kitchen there. In addition, she volunteers at her church. Monstrola, who was accompanied by volunteer Melanie Glowacki, not only visited the White House, but also saw many of the memorials and sights in D.C.

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