Brenda Prince, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had her wish to get her hair done and then travel to Virginia to see family with her sister and friend granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. As part of her wish, she wants to pay for the first tank of gas and take them out to lunch while they are in Virginia. Prince, 71, is often the beneficiary of the generosity of her sister and friend. Because she lives on a fixed income, she could not afford to reciprocate. Prince has always been very involved in her community, teaching Sunday School at Liberty Baptist Church for over 35 years. In addition, she is a former respite care worker. Volunteers from the Allegheny County chapter presented Prince with her wish certificate and gift cards at her hair appointment on April 26, 2022.
James Mahoney, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had his wish for a new bed and sofa granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Due to circumstances beyond his control, Mahoney had no sofa or bed in his small apartment. He had been sleeping on a camping cot for months. Thanks to our Allegheny County chapter, his wish came true!
Teranell Kirksey, 77, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had her wish for a three-wheel rollator granted by our Allegheny County chapter. She lives on her own and needs assistance getting around. Having the rollator will improve her quality of life.
Michael Albrecht, 71, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, recently had his wish for a new vacuum cleaner granted by our Allegheny County chapter. Albrecht recently had surgery for COPD and it is vital to his health that his apartment stay clean. Because he lives on a fixed income, he could not afford it on his own.
Arthur Merrell, a resident of Pittsburgh, recently had his simple wish for a new twin bed granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Merrell, 78, is an Air Force veteran who lives on his own. His old mattress was over 40 years old, but because he lives on a fixed income, he could not afford it on his own. Volunteers from the chapter delivered not only a new mattress, box spring and frame, but also new bedding! Merrell was thrilled that the new bedding was navy blue – Air Force colors!
Mary Ann Girlardo, a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, recently had her wish for a new winter coat, gloves and hat granted by our Allegheny County chapter. She was very grateful to have her simple, but necessary, wish granted before the cold weather really set in!
Ella Mae Smith, a resident of Pittsburgh, will have her simple wish for coloring books, word search books, colored pencils and mystery novels granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Ella Mae, who is 94, lives on her own in senior housing and is homebound. To pass the time and keep her mind off her pain, she loves to color and read. Prior to being homebound, Ella Mae volunteered at the Allentown Senior Center and was active in her building, volunteering at the food bank, in activities, and gardening. Volunteers from the Allegheny Chapter delivered an assortment of books, colored pencils and a lap desk to Smith on October 28th.
Lewis Bauer, 67, a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, recently had his wish for a lift chair granted by our Allegheny County chapter. Lewis is often in a great deal of pain and has difficulty getting up out of his chair. Having a lift chair will greatly improve his quality of life.
Fran Kueshner, a resident of Bethel Park, had her simple wish for a canopy for her wheelchair granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Kueshner, 77, has osteoporosis and osteoarthritis and is confined to a wheelchair. She lives near the Montour Trail and loves to ride her motorized wheelchair there several times a day to enjoy the fresh air, scenery, birds and visit with the people who walk there. Several times, Kueshner has been caught in the rain while out and gotten soaked before she could make it back to her apartment. A canopy for her wheelchair will not only protect her from the rain but will shield her from the summer sun. Kueshner loves being outdoors instead of confined to her apartment so having this wish granted will improve her quality of life.Her friends nominated her for this special wish!
Peggy Boyer, 74, a resident of Pittsburgh, had her wish for a gift card granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Boyer lives on a fixed income and the gift card will allow her to purchase food. She volunteered at UPMC for over 30 years and is very deserving.
Please Note: Twilight Wish Foundation is registered in Pennsylvania as a nonprofit corporation and is a public charity exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations made to grant open wishes are tax deductible. Twilight Wish Foundation will make every effort to ensure that donated funds go to the wish of your choice. If this is not possible, we will apply the funds to the most urgent and similar wish open at the time. Twilight Wish Foundation has final decision-making authority over the use of all donations.