Kenneth Ball, 69, a resident of Erie, PA, had his wish for a honeymoon with his wife granted, thanks to our Erie, PA chapter. At the time of his wish granting, Kenneth was on hospice care with limited time left. Because he and his wife never went on a honeymoon, his wish was for one final trip with her before he passed. Kenneth and his wife enjoyed several days together in Niagara Falls in late June. Sadly, he passed away several weeks later, but at peace because his wish for special moments together was granted.
Walter’s wish for new sneakers was granted by our Erie chapter on May 14, 2019. Walter walks every day and was in need of a new pair, but couldn’t afford them on his own. In the past, Walter was very involved with his church and helped out in any way that he could. A big thank you to Roland Financial for making this wish come true!
Jackie’s wish for a gift card to help cover costs for her sick dog was fulfilled in April 2019 by our Erie chapter. Jackie assists others who live in her apartment complex with transportation. She also helps clean the common areas in the building. Jackie is a very caring person and would do anything for her dog, Molly.
David G.’s wish for a gas gift card was fulfilled by our Erie chapter in April of 2019. David served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and is known to help out other residents of the apartment complex where he lives.
The Erie County chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation presented the JFK Senior Center with a check for $250 to assist with their popular bingo with gifts activity. The funds will be used to purchase household supplies, personal hygiene items, and snacks. This allows the seniors to use their limited incomes for major expenses such as rent, mortgages, utilities or taxes.
Fred Heidt, 69, a resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, had his wish for a rotor for his TV antennae granted thanks to our Erie, PA chapter. Fred was active as a volunteer for Tamarck Wildlife Rehab as a transport and capture for injured animals.
Harry Wagner, a resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, had his wish to go fishing again granted, thanks our Erie, PA chapter. Wagner, 79, served in the Navy for 22 years. He became a resident of ForestView Health Care Center about six months ago and misses his old hobbies of gardening and fishing. Wagner had his wish to go fishing again on Monday, October 1st when he and several other residents of ForestView went fishing thanks to At the Lake Ministries and Twilight Wish Foundation.
Francis Higgins, a resident of Waterford, Pennsylvania, had his wish for a saxophone granted, thanks to our Erie, PA chapter and Roland Financial. Francis, known as Corky, 74, served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and was in the U.S. Army Reserves for 20 years. He loves music and played the saxophone in both high school and college, but misplaced his saxophone somewhere over the years. Corky has early-stage Alzheimer’s and being able to play the saxophone again would help him tremendously. Music therapy has been proven to help Alzheimer’s patients recall emotions and memories. Special thanks to Roland Financial for funding this wish.
Beatrice Miller, a resident of Erie, had her wish to visit the graves of her son and daughter and put daffodils on them granted, thanks to our Erie, PA chapter. Beatrice, 93, does not leave her apartment much so being able to get out for the day and visit her children’s graves meant so much to her. As part of her wish, Beatrice also enjoyed a drive and then lunch at a Chinese restaurant, a big treat for her. She is very deserving and worked as a secretary for Henderson United Methodist church for 11 years. Her wish was granted as part of our “Week of Wishes,” a national wish granting event.
Vern Baldwin, 72, a resident of Erie, PA, recently had his wish for a security camera for his home granted, thanks to our Erie, PA chapter. Vern is battling cancer and is often home alone while his wife works at Walmart. There have been several break-ins in his neighborhood and he was concerned about his and his wife’s safety. Vern was a volunteer firefighter for the Lake City Fire Department for nine years and is a longtime member of Saint Peter & Saint Paul’s Church in Crossingville. Having his wish granted will give him peace of mind.
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.