John & Cookie K., 91 & 90, Plymouth, MN

John and Cookie Kolodziejczyk, residents of Maple Grove, Minnesota, will have their wish to see their beloved Green Bay Packers play in person granted, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation and the Minnesota Vikings. John, 91, and Cookie, 90, are lifelong Packers fans. They recently moved from their home they built 68 years ago in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to senior living in Minneapolis to be near their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Not only do they miss their home and friends, but both have chronic health issues and need to use assistive mobility devices.  A Korean War veteran, John has been disabled for many years due to a mining accident. Cookie recently had a heart valve replaced and worked various jobs until her retirement.  Because finances were limited, they never had the chance to experience a live football game with their favorite team. Now, though, their wish will come true thanks to the generosity of the Packers’ rival on game day: the Minnesota Vikings who generously donated tickets and a handicapped parking pass! Thanks also to the Green Bay Packers for donating Packers’ warm hats, scarves and blankets to keep John and Cookie warm during the game in Minneapolis!

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