Alva Owens, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had her wish to see the Nutcracker for her 83rd birthday granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Alva has an extensive resume which includes counseling women and children in crisis, the homeless and the incarcerated. She has also volunteered with many organizations over the years including Allegheny County Council on Civil Rights, National Alliance to End Homelessness and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. Currently, she is the chairperson of the Activity Club at North Allen where she resides. Owens had her wish granted on Saturday, December 15th, just a few days after she turned 83 on December 12th.
John Perrotte, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had his wish to see Andrea Bocelli in concert granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. John, who recently turned 84, served in the Army for seven years. He always wanted to take his late wife, Betty, to an Andrea Bocelli concert, but could not afford it. She passed away in 2016 after battling diabetes and heart disease most of her life. John was her caregiver and misses her very much. His wish to see Bocelli in concert with his daughter was granted on December 8th.
Mary Elm, 67, a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, recently had her wish for a lift chair granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter.
William Snodgrass, 79, a resident of Dravosburg, Pennsylvania, recently had his wish for a lift chair granted by our Allegheny County chapter.
James Poag, 67, a resident of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, recently had his wish for a lift chair granted by our Allegheny County, PA chapter.
Bonnie Hoffman, 69, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, recently had her wish for a lift chair granted by our Allegheny County, PA chapter.
Geraldine Miller, 91, a resident of Clairton, Pennsylvania, had her wish for a new mattress granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Geraldine is a very sweet woman who has been sleeping in her recliner for months. She was once on hospice where they provided a hospital bed and mattress. Once she “graduated” (no longer met the Medicare criteria) from hospice, they had to remove their equipment, which left her with an old mattress that was destroyed with springs poking through. Unfortunately, because she is on a fixed income, she could not afford a new bed on her own. At 91, Geraldine would love a comfortable bed that she can stretch out on and not be in pain. She always put others before herself, volunteering in her church for years, working with vacation bible school and as an usher. Thank you to Westmoreland Medical for donating the bed and Paula from Superior Home Care for making her wish happen!
Ardelle Robinson, 69, a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had her wish to have her photography displayed at an art show granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Ardelle has been an ardent photographer since she was a young girl and always dreamed of having her photos displayed, but could not afford to do so on her own. The Allegheny County chapter arranged to have her photos professionally framed for this special show which was held at Ketchup City Creative in Sharpsburg, Pa. Thank you to Ketchup City Creative for donating the space for this special exhibit!
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Audrey Corso, 81, a resident of Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania, recently had her wish for a day of pampering at home granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Audrey is in hospice care and, according to her daughter who nominated her, she is very humble and has done for others her whole life including being a longtime member of Allegheny Valley Hospital Women’s Volunteer Auxiliary and Girl Scout leader. Thanks to students from South Hills and North Hills Beauty Academy, Audrey was the lucky recipient of a full day of pampering in the comfort of her own home.