Diane Jennings, 70, a resident of Media, PA, had her wish for a reclining chair granted, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation. Because of her medical condition, she needs a comfortable recliner that she can sleep in and elevate her legs. Having her wish granted will definitely improve her quality of life.
Marlene Saloom, 82, a resident of Mt. Pleasant, PA, had her wish for a new stairlift granted, thanks to our Westmoreland County, PA chapter. Saloom’s old stairlift is over 25 years old and the parts are now obsolete. She has 28 steps in her home and cannot manage them due to her health issues. A big thank you to A+ Stairlifts who donated both the labor and parts for her new stairlift.
Vera Puterbaugh, a resident of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, had her wish for a new heater for her home granted, thanks to Twilight Wish and All Seasons Comfort Control. Puterbaugh, 74, lives alone in a mobile home. Her heater no longer works and needs to be replaced, but she cannot afford to pay for it on her own. She had been using a space heater to heat her home which is unsafe. Thanks to All Seasons Comfort Control who donated the labor and installed the heater on February 4th, her wish was granted. Pictured: Chris Long of All Seasons Comfort Control with Michelle Bowren, Director of Wish Management.
Dorothy Delia, 86, a resident of West Babylon, NY, recently had her wish for dental work granted, thanks to our Long Island chapter. Delia needed dental work done badly. She hadn’t been able to afford to go to the dentist since she retired and lost her dental insurance. She had begun to lose her teeth and could only eat soft foods. Delia worked and volunteered for the Salvation Army for over 20 years. She also did intake after 9-11 and is very involved in her church. Thanks to a generous donor, her wish for dental work was granted!
Leonard Peluso, 78, a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, had his wish for a washer and dryer granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Peluso has severe COPD and is on oxygen 24/7. A Vietnam veteran, he is in hospice care. Peluso and his wife have very little resources and no family or friends to help with their laundry. Because they cannot afford a car, it is a hardship for them to go to the laundromat. Having a washer and dryer in their home will allow hospice staff do do laundry for them while visiting.
Mary Johnson, 96, a resident of Braddock, PA, had her wish for a large face clock granted, thanks to our Allegheny County, PA chapter. Johnson lives in senior housing on her own. The clock will be helpful for her to keep track of the date and time for her medical appointments. Her wish was granted on January 7, 2020.
Danny Funkhouser, 68 a resident of Zelienople, PA, had his wish for hearing aids granted by our Butler County, PA chapter. Funkhouser was very hard of hearing, but could not afford hearing aids on his own. His wish was granted on January 15, 2020.
Patricia Holub, 72, a resident of New York City, recently had her wish for a new stove granted, thanks to our Long Island, NY chapter. Holub is a retired social worker who has been blind since birth. She had been using a two burner electric hot plate because she could not afford a new stove on her own. She also desperately needed pots & pans, cooking utensils etc. Because of her medical issues and income level, she qualifies for 24/7 live in Medicaid covered care. Her caretakers are willing and eager to make her healthy, home cooked meals instead of having to rely on already prepared or processed foods. Her wish was granted on January 4, 2020.
Grace Lynn, who recently turned 101, will have her wish for a birthday party with friends and family granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Lynn, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, turned 101 on December 18th. She was nominated by her 86-year-old daughter-in-law, Audrey Woods. Lynn still lives on her own in Homewood House which is subsidized senior living and helps serve coffee for other tenants in the building. The Allegheny County chapter planned a special birthday party for Lynn complete with balloons, coffee and a birthday cake!
Jean Milligan, 90, a resident of Hempfield Manor in Greensburg, PA, had her poignant wish to have Christmas dinner at her son’s house granted, thanks to our Westmoreland County, PA chapter. Milligan has been a resident of her nursing facility for over three years. It is difficult for her to leave the facility as she is wheelchair bound and has other medical issues. Her wish for Christmas dinner with her family was granted!