Esther, a former nurse, suffers from arthritis and neuropathy and wished for a new mattress to help her sleep. Her old mattress was almost 25 years old. Thanks to Sleepy’s she now has a new king size mattress and box spring!
Dorothy, a former Holy Redeemer hospice volunteer, is losing her hearing. She desires an amplified speaker phone so she can keep in touch with friends and family.
Thanks to the Doylestown Rotary and another generous donor, Dorothy’s phone was ordered and is scheduled to be delivered by Christmas Day!
Claire has not had a new pair of shoes since 1994. Claire has needed custom shoes since she broke her hip while a teenager. Thanks to Kogan Prosthetics of Jamison, PA, Claire received 2 pairs of custom shoes on May 14, 2010!
Sally wished to travel to Australia. We were not able to grant this exact wish, but our Pacific Northwest Chapter was able to put together a huge gift basket featuring all things Australian. Sally was truly thrilled and humbled to be acknowledged for all her hard work and volunteerism in the Spokane community. In fact, she asked us to disregard her original wish to see Australia and said this recognition was indeed more than enough. “This wish could not have come at a better time as things have been rather difficult lately,” says Sally.
In addition to speaking five languages, Sally volunteers in the kitchen at Mid-City Concerns five days each week and spends her weekends volunteering at the Fox Theater in downtown Spokane. A devout woman, Sally attends church daily. Hats off to Sally for setting a wonderful example of what one’s “twilight years” should be.
Syble, a widow, former CNA and rescue squad volunteer, needs a new electric stove. It is 38 years old and needs new burners. Syble had to purchase a new stove before Twilight Wish could grant her wish. She now wishes for a new hot water heater. On June, 9, 2011, Lowe’s installed a brand new water heater.
Wish ID: HQ1467
William has not seen his grandchildren in over 4 years. His wish is to travel to Phoenix in November or December when all of the grandchildren will be home for Thanksgiving and Christmas. He will be able to stay with his family but can not afford the cost of the airline ticket.
Thanks to the generosity of Twilight Wish donors, William traveled to Phoenix on December 22!
Wish ID: HQ1487
Nina suffers from many health issues and is in constant pain. Her only enjoyment is watching her favorite shows on television. Since the conversion to digital television, she has only been able to watch a few channels. Her wish is for a new digital television.
Thanks to two generous donors, Nina’s wish for a TV was granted!
Mae and her husband, a Vietnam Veteran, long to return to New Jersey to attend their 50th high school reunion in early October. She has not been back to her home town for over 20 years. Both suffer from many health issues but are able to drive from Georgia to attend the reunion. Mae has asked Twilight Wish to help them with their travel related expenses. Please donate and help us grant Mae her wish to see her former classmates again.
Thanks to many generous donors, Mae and her husband, Joe, made the trip to New Jersey to attend the reunion. Not only did Mae and Joe see their old classmates, they also visited Mae’s grandmother’s grave, the house they built before they moved to Georgia and ate a lot of Jersey tomatoes!
Violet has not been able to return to her husband’s grave since he was buried 19 years ago in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Veterans Cemetery. The cemetery is located in Wrightstown, NJ, nearly an hour and a half from her home in West Orange. Robinson doesn’t drive and suffers from several medical conditions. She has no family or friends nearby to drive her. Her wish to visit her husband’s grave was granted on May 29, 2010 thanks to our New Jersey Chapter.
Every Wednesday for almost 30 years, Helen would visit the residents of a New Jersey nursing home to play board games, read newspapers or books to those who could not see or just sit and talk. She now suffers from back pain and would love a comfortable chair.
Helen’s wish was granted on November 4, 2011 when our New Jersey chapter presented her with a new chair and ottoman!
Wish ID: NJ1634