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.
Stella, 90, Donora, PA/in Fulfilled Wishes/by Mary Farrell
Stella Banahasky, 90, a resident of Donora, Pennsylvania, had her wish for an electric lift chair granted, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation.
Banahasky lives with her daughter, but is alone during the day while her daughter is at work. Due to several medical issues including arthritis, it is difficult for her to get up and out of her chair on her own. Her daughter submitted the wish application on her behalf, requesting an electric lift chair that would make it easier for her to get up and out of her chair more easily and lessen the risk of her falling. Her simple wish came true on Friday, January 13th, when her new lift chair was delivered. Special thanks to Progressive Mobility and Medical of Washington, PA who discounted the cost of the chair for Twilight Wish and to a generous donor who sponsored the wish.
Phyllis, 88, LaVerne, CA/in Fulfilled Wishes/by Mary Farrell
Phyllis, 88, has several medical issues including a long battle with breast cancer. Both she and her husband, John, are huge David Archuleta fans. They love his voice and admire his character and devotion to God. Phyllis wished to meet David, but because of her health issues, was unable to leave her home. Despite fighting a cold and leaving the next day for the Philipines, David visited them at their home and sang two songs to them, including Phyllis’ favorite: “Ave Maria.” Thanks to David and to Sunny Hilden who orchestrated the visit. A big thanks also to all of David’s fans on Twitter who helped grant this wish!
Ruth B., 75, Leesburg, FL/in Fulfilled Wishes/by Michelle Bowren
Thanks to donation from the Legacy Foundation, Ruth has received a new lift chair! She said it is a blessing and she is so grateful!
Ruth loved volunteering at the Salvation Army. She helped serve food and helped with clean up. She now has many medical issues and is in need of a lift chair. Please donate today to help make Ruth’s wish come true!
Cindy D., 65, Newman, IL/in Fulfilled Wishes/by Mary Farrell
Cindy, 65, is a permanent resident of a nursing home in Illinois. Cindy is paralyzed due to primary lateral sclerosis, a progressive degenerative neurological disorder. Her eyesight has also deteriorated recently due to macular degeneration. Cindy’s wish is for a new phone with a headset so that she can communicate with family and friends. She has three children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Thanks to our very generous donors, her new phone and headset are on their way to Cindy!
Evelyn B., 80, Erie, PA/in Fulfilled Wishes/by Mary Farrell
Evelyn Black, 80, an Air Force veteran and retired nurse, had her wish for a visit from a golden retriever granted on December 5, 2011. Because of several medical issues, Black is rarely able to leave her home and requires continuous oxygen therapy. A single mother, Black also volunteered with the Maria House Project in Erie and as a Eucharistic minister at her church. Black’s wish came true when Daisy, a rescue golden retriever, visited her at her home in Erie. Special thanks to Therapy Dogs United, Inc., of Erie for making this wish come true.
Grace S., 80, Monroeville, PA/in Fulfilled Wishes/by Mary Farrell
Grace Signore, 80, is a lifelong Pittsburgh Pirates’ fan. Signore has inoperable brain cancer, but still watches every game from her bed and sings “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during every seventh inning stretch, according to her daughter. Signore worked hard her whole life, finally retiring from her job as cook for the priest at her church after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Her wish was to meet the Pirate Parrot. Her family surprised her with a Pirate-themed party for her 80th birthday and the big surprise was a visit from the Pirate Parrot! Her wish was granted on November 6, 2011.
Shirley F., 81, Bensalem, PA/in Fulfilled Wishes/by Mary Farrell
Shirley Fulmer, 81, had her wish for new shoes and clothing granted, thanks to the generosity of several donors. Shirley has several medical issues, including macular degeneration and a heart condition, and relies on a walker for balance. Because she has lost a great deal of weight, her clothes no longer fit her properly and she could not afford to buy new ones because of her fixed income. Shirley also has issues with her feet and needed new orthopedic shoes, but could not afford them on her own either. Thanks to Michael Kogan of Kogan’s Prosthetics, Inc. for donating new shoes for Shirley and to several donors whose generosity allowed Shirley to buy some new clothes. Her simple needs wish was granted in November of 2011.
Beula C., 82, Idaho Falls, ID/in Fulfilled Wishes/by Mary Farrell
Beula Chesak, a resident of Idaho Falls Care and Rehabilitation Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho, had her wish to spend the day with sheep granted, thanks to a partnership between Twilight Wish and SunBridge Healthcare. Chesak, 82, grew up around animals, herding sheep with her sister when they were young girls. Her wish was to be around a herd of sheep and pet them, just one more time. Her poignant wish came true on October 20, 2011 when Chesak visited a local family who raise sheep on their property. Chesak was accompanied by her husband, daughter and sister. Special thanks to the Cole family for their generosity and kindness in helping to grant this wish.
Alice W., 90, Croton-On-Hudson, NY/in Fulfilled Wishes/by Mary Farrell
Alice has received her Twilight Wish! She was granted a new TV thanks to the New York Chapter!
Alice has macular degenration and is unable to watch her small T.V. She lives alone and having the abilty to watch T.V. would bring her entertainment. Her wish is for a 61″ large screen television. You can help grant Alice’s wish by donating today!
Kyp P., 72, Pittsburgh, PA/in Fulfilled Wishes/by Mary Farrell
Thanks to a generous donation from The Becket Family Foundation, we have the funding to produce Kyp’s book. The finished product will soon be available!
Kyp is a very active volunteer who is known as ‘The Story Lady” at the Ronald McDonald House in Pittsburgh. She has written a book of poems for children and wishes to have it published and distributed to the children and their families who visit the Ronald McDonald House.