Harry Wagner, a resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, had his wish to go fishing again granted, thanks our Erie, PA chapter. Wagner, 79, served in the Navy for 22 years. He became a resident of ForestView Health Care Center about six months ago and misses his old hobbies of gardening and fishing. Wagner had his wish to go fishing again on Monday, October 1st when he and several other residents of ForestView went fishing thanks to At the Lake Ministries and Twilight Wish Foundation.
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Norie has a number of health issues that make it very difficult to get in and out of her chairs. A new lift chair would help her regain her independence and restore her daily routine. Our Erie, PA Chapter was able to grant her wish in June 2017!
John R. is a World War II Veteran who still lives on his own. He wished for a security system to make him feel safer in his home alone. His wish was granted in May 2017 by our erie, PA Chapter.
Rosalie was very involved in her church before she became ill. She also worked as a nurse’s aide and enjoyed giving to her patients and their families. She is now in hospice and would love to have a television for her room for stimulation and enjoyment. Her wish was granted by our Erie, PA Chapter on May 1, 2017.
Bill English had his wish to go fishing with his brother one more time granted, thanks to the Erie, PA chapter of national nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation. The brothers had not been able to spend much time together recently with Dave living in Florida and Bill having medical issues. The brothers enjoyed a day of fishing from a pier followed by lunch at Kentucky Fried Chicken, Bill’s favorite restaurant.
Francis Higgins, a resident of Waterford, Pennsylvania, had his wish for a saxophone granted, thanks to our Erie, PA chapter and Roland Financial. Francis, known as Corky, 74, served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and was in the U.S. Army Reserves for 20 years. He loves music and played the saxophone in both high school and college, but misplaced his saxophone somewhere over the years. Corky has early-stage Alzheimer’s and being able to play the saxophone again would help him tremendously. Music therapy has been proven to help Alzheimer’s patients recall emotions and memories. Special thanks to Roland Financial for funding this wish.
YourErie.com “Twilight Wish Foundation brings a smile to a local man’s face” October 31, 2017
Beatrice Miller, a resident of Erie, had her wish to visit the graves of her son and daughter and put daffodils on them granted, thanks to our Erie, PA chapter. Beatrice, 93, does not leave her apartment much so being able to get out for the day and visit her children’s graves meant so much to her. As part of her wish, Beatrice also enjoyed a drive and then lunch at a Chinese restaurant, a big treat for her. She is very deserving and worked as a secretary for Henderson United Methodist church for 11 years. Her wish was granted as part of our “Week of Wishes,” a national wish granting event.
Vern Baldwin, 72, a resident of Erie, PA, recently had his wish for a security camera for his home granted, thanks to our Erie, PA chapter. Vern is battling cancer and is often home alone while his wife works at Walmart. There have been several break-ins in his neighborhood and he was concerned about his and his wife’s safety. Vern was a volunteer firefighter for the Lake City Fire Department for nine years and is a longtime member of Saint Peter & Saint Paul’s Church in Crossingville. Having his wish granted will give him peace of mind.