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"93-Year-Old Montgomery County Woman Gifted New Heater After Her 70-Year-Old Furnace Broke"

CBS3 “93-Year-Old Montgomery County Woman Gifted New Heater After Her 70-Year-Old Furnace Broke” February 7, 2019

Kathryn C., 91, Henderson, NV

Kathryn suffered a bout of polio at a young age which caused her to lose the use of her right arm.  She never learned to drive and was limited in many daily activities most take for granted.  Although she struggled financially while raising her children, she taught them the value of hard work, how to be responsible and how to appreciate what you have.  She is fascinated with her family history and loves to look at old photos of the places and people in her life.  She longs to visit her hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska to see some of these places in person once more.

Kathryn will be celebrating her 92nd birthday in March and we would love to make her wish come true!  We need to raise $1,600 to send her, along with her son to visit her hometown.  Please donate today!

Wish ID: 3084

Kathryn C., 91, Henderson, NV

$215 of $1,600 raised
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Helen M., 93, Hatfield, PA

UPDATE!  With the help of our donors and the generosity of All Seasons Comfort Control, Helen was given the gift of heat yesterday.  More details soon!

Helen is the surviving spouse of a WWII POW in Luxembourg.  She was one of 11 children born to Austrian immigrants.  She went to school until the 6th grade and had to drop out because her family was struggling financially during the Great Depression.  Unfortunately, she is still struggling to make ends meet.  Her granddaughter lives with her and is her caretaker, but they cannot afford to replace a broken heater.  It is so old it cannot be repaired.  They are using space heaters to stay warm this winter.  Our hope is raise the funds needed to provide Helen with a new heater and safer living conditions.

 

Diane W., 65, Helena, MT

Diane will soon receive her phone card thanks to the support of our donors!

Diane volunteered as a foster grandparent with the Senior Corps.  She loved sharing her experience and compassion with children.  She also served in the Navy for four years.  She has been diagnosed with breast cancer and lives on a limited income.  She would like a prepaid phone card to be able to make calls to her family and doctors.

 

2019 Veterans Wish Program

Thanks to generous donors, we were able to grant 175 wishes over the past year to senior citizens who have proudly served our country.  Our goal in 2019 is to surpass that number and grant wishes to as many elderly veterans as we can before it is too late. We need your help to make this happen.  Donate today to help us honor their service!

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Celia A., 69, Charlotte, NC

Celia is a dedicated volunteer in her church community.  She especially loves volunteering for their summer programs.  She also gives her time at her local senior center.  She lives on a very limited income and wishes to replace her worn out carpet and chair.  It has been a long time since she has been able to buy anything new for herself.  We need to raise $500 to make this simple wish come true. Please donate today!

Wish ID: 3521

Celia A., 69, Charlotte, NC

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

 

Christopher A., 66, Rich Creek, VA

Christopher Auton, 66, a resident of Heritage Hall nursing facility in Rich Creek, Virginia, had his wish to visit Dollywood in the fall and see the changing leaves granted, thanks to many generous donors.  Chris has cerebral palsy and is a quadriplegic.  He is a permanent resident of Heritage Hall and, sadly, has no family that visits him. Despite all he has been through, Chris is very sweet and brings much joy to all who know him. Because of the life he has lived, he has never been able to experience many of the things that others have. His wish to travel to Pigeon Forge and visit Dollywood was granted thanks to the generosity of many donors. Because of his medical condition, he was accompanied by both a nurse and a CNA. Chris loved everything about his trip, but his favorite part was the Dollywood Stampede!

O’Rita T., 71, Philadelphia, PA

O’Rita is deeply spiritual and watches Jimmy Swaggert everyday.  She loves his preaching and her greatest wish would be to attend one of his annual meetings.  In the past, she has been on mission trips, managed Bible Study and became a minister herself.  She also cared for her elderly aunts when they were ill.  She would like to travel with her sister to Baton Rouge for this special meeting.  We need to raise $1,600 to cover the cost of travel and accommodations for them.  Please donate today!

Wish ID: 3408

O’Rita T., 71, Philadelphia, PA

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Thelma E., 101, Woodlands, TX

Thelma will turn 102 this December. Her wish is to travel to see her twin sons one more time. Thelma lives in Texas and her sons live in Ohio and are 75 years old. Marvin has many health issues and is unable to travel and Mervin lives in assisted living. Thelma has not seen them in over ten years! We need to raise about $1500 for travel expenses/lodging to make her dream come true!

Wish ID: 3501

Thelma E., 101, Woodlands, TX

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.