Juanita Helmuth, a resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, had her wish to have the large fountain in her yard restored to working order granted, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation. Helmuth, 86, has lived in her home for over 60 years. Her late husband built the fountain for her in their backyard years ago and they enjoyed it every summer. Sadly, the fountain has fallen into disrepair and is not in working condition. Helmuth is now in hospice because of end stage heart failure and her wish is to have it repaired and working before she passes. She often sits looking into the backyard and having the foundation working will bring her peace at this time in her life. Thanks to Chuck Howard of Howards Four Season Works for donating his time to complete this special wish.
William Dovalovsky, a resident of Monongahela, Pennsylvania, had his wish for hearing aids granted, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation and Beltone in Washington, PA. Dovalovsky, 71, has muscular dystrophy and lives alone. Both of his hearing aids are broken and his glasses are over five years old. Because he lives on a fixed income, he can’t afford to replace either on his own. Having both replaced will greatly improve his quality of life. Dovalovsky received his hearing aids on Thursday, July 1st.
Elizabeth Interthal, 89, a resident of Millvale, Pennsylvania, recently had her wish for a large button phone with amplification granted by our Allegheny County chapter. Elizabeth lives on her own and has vision and hearing issues. Having this phone will enable her to stay in touch with family and friends and improve her quality of life.
The 88 residents of Greenleaf Nursing and Convalescent home in Doylestown had their simple needs wishes granted, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation. The wishes granted included requests for stuffed animals, a birdhouse for a window, office supplies and a new belt. These wishes were granted thanks to generous donors who purchased items from a wish list and to funding received from the Tuesdays with Lori Legacy Program.
Kathryn Zema, 70, a resident of Telford, Pennsylvania, recently had her wish for hearing aids granted, thanks to Twilight Wish. Kate, as she is known, had become socially isolated because she could no longer hear well. Hearing aids are not covered through her insurance and she could not afford them on her own. Thank you to Intercounty Audiology who discounted the cost of the hearing aids.
John Nuttall, Jr., a resident of West Newton, Pennsylvania, recently had his wish for a lift chair granted by our Westmoreland County chapter. John, 77, is an Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He had been falling often and had to call EMS to help get up. Having a lift chair will greatly improve his quality of life and allow him to live independently. Thank you to Blackburn’s for helping to grant this wish!
Rosemarie Druga, a resident of Squirrel Hill, had her simple wish for new bedding and a battery for her scooter granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Druga, who just turned 95 last month, still lives on her own and relies on her scooter to get around. She has a twin-size hospital bed and has been using old full-size sheets on it. Because she lives on a fixed income, she cannot afford to buy new bedding or a battery for her scooter on her own. Thanks to the Allegheny County chapter her simple wish was granted on Friday, April 9th. They also purchased a new full-size quilt for her bed so it can hang over the side, making it easier for her to make the bed from her wheelchair. Druga is a devoted mother and grandmother and was the primary caregiver for her husband who passed away several years ago. In years past, she was very active in the senior center and ran the bocce ball and shuffleboard programs for years there. Special thanks to Ponsi Medical Supply for discounting the cost of the scooter battery.
Barbara Tufton, 88, a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, had her wish for a QVC gift card so she could purchase food granted by our Allegheny County chapter. Because Barbara is recovering from a fall and her husband lives in a nursing facility, she finds it difficult to shop and cook for herself. She loves the food from QVC so having the ability to order food from there will be a big help to her.
Dorothy Rice, 83, a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, had her wish for cookbooks, crossword puzzle books and fiction books granted by our Allegheny County chapter. Dorothy loves to read, especially suspense or mystery books. She also loves to cook, having worked for over 32 years as a nutritionist/cook for the Head Start Program for young children. In the past, Dorothy volunteered for many years with the Salvation Army. Her wish was granted on February 26, 2021.
Goldie Cochran, 93, a resident of Youngstown, PA, had her wish for hearing aids granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter.
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.