Jerri Rose and Steven Coleman, both residents of Washington Healthcare Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, had their wish to get married granted, thanks to a partnership between the Indiana chapter of national nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation and American Senior Communities. Rose and Coleman have formed a strong bond and spend most of their time together when possible. They wished to be legally married and live together, but aren’t physically or financially able to plan their wedding on their own. Both Rose and Coleman are active within the facility’s community and go out of their way to help others. The staff at Washington Healthcare Center, in conjunction with the Indiana chapter of Twilight Wish, worked hard to organize a beautiful wedding for them, complete with wedding cake, flowers, minister and guests.
Morris Wheeler, a resident of Terre Haute, Indiana recently had his wish for new appliances granted, thanks to the partnership between the Twilight Wish Foundation Chapter of Indiana and Springhill Village, a proud member of American Senior Communities. Wheeler, 82, is a Marine veteran and still continues to work as a crossing guard at Davis Park Elementary School, a job he loves and has held for over 15 years. Springhill Village and Twilight Wish have worked with ACE Hardware of Terre Haute to repair his washing machine and replace his gas stove. Having these two items in working condition will enable Wheeler to continue to safely live on his own and maintain his independence. Special thanks to ACE Hardware for discounting the cost of the stove and providing free installation. Also, thank you to Davis Park Elementary School children and staff who surprised Wheeler with a signed stop sign as well. Wheeler’s wish was granted on Wednesday, September 9th.
Martha Miles, a resident of Brownsburg Meadows in Brownsburg, Indiana, had her wish to attend an Indianapolis Colts football game granted, thanks to a partnership between the Indiana chapter of national nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation and American Senior Communities. Miles has been an avid Colts fan ever since they moved to Indianapolis in 1984. She has not been able to attend a game since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1995, but still watches every single game on television. Now 82, Miles wished to attend one more game in person telling her nominator, Tonya Pearcy, Activities Director at her facility, “It would be amazing to be part of a live game one more time.” Miles raised five children on her own and worked hard to provide them with everything they needed. Despite her busy life, she taught Sunday school at Chapel Rock Church for years and was part of a mission trip to Poland where she helped to build a church in a small village. Her wish to attend a Colts game came true on Saturday, August 22nd, thanks to the Colts organization who donated eight seats in a suite, food and drinks. The Colts also sent Miles Colts memorabilia to make her day even more special. But, the best part of her day was having Matt Overton, Adam Vinatieri and Pat McAfee introduce themselves to her and chat for a while!
Fred Wessels, a resident of Brownsburg Meadows in Brownsburg, Indiana, had his wish to attend an Indianapolis Indians baseball game with his friends granted, thanks to a partnership between the Indiana chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation and American Senior Communities. A Korean War veteran, Wessels is a lifelong baseball fan who played catcher on his high school team and later coached Little League for years. Before becoming a resident of Brownsburg Meadows, Wessels and his daughter attended Indians games with his daughter. Now 86, he wished to go to one more game with his friends. Wessels, along with family and friends, attended the July 5th Indians game in a box suite.
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.