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Joseph G., 76, Fairhaven, MA

Joseph currently resides in Fairhaven, MA in a long term care facility.  He is a veteran of the Air Force who served as a firefighter and with the crash rescue team.   He has many medical complications that makes traveling extremely difficult.  His greatest wish is to be moved to a facility in Kansas City, MO to be close to his family for his end of life.  Unfortunately, the cost for this transportation is costly and neither he or his family can afford to make this happen.  We need your help  to raise $6,500 to grant this wish.  Donate today to help make this wish come true!

 

 

Wish ID: 3839

Joseph G., 76, Fairhaven, MA

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Joyce I., 88, Warrington, PA

Joyce I., an 88 year old senior who lives in a county run nursing home.  Her social worker, who nominated her for a wish,  said that Joyce would greatly benefit from having a new specialized wheelchair.  She suffers from many ailments so she is not able to leave her facility any longer.  She does  family who visits regularly but they cannot afford to pay for the chair for her. When she was younger, she was vert involved in her church and loved being a tennis teacher. We need to raise $1,500 to make this wish come true and help to improve Joyce’s quality of life.  Please donate today!

Wish ID: 3813

Joyce I., 88, Warrington, PA

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Al V., 82, Hatboro, PA

Al Vasso, a resident of Luther Woods in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, had his wish to visit the Roundhouse one more time granted on May 17, 2019.  Al, 82, worked as both a policeman and as a plain clothes detective for the Philadelphia Police Department for many years, working in the District Attorney’s office for some time. While serving an arrest warrant in a taproom, he walked into an armed robbery in progress and was shot twice. Al has received many commendations throughout his career and had the opportunity to work alongside Arlen Specter and Frank Rizzo.  To make his day even more special, Al and his family were driven in a Philadelphia police vehicle from his nursing home to the Roundhouse with a police escort.  He was welcomed with an honor guard and the Philadelphia Police & Fire Pipes & Drum. The Police Department pulled his old badge number and presented him with a hat with his badge number.  Al and his family were given a tour of the building ending with a press conference where he met Commissioner Richard Ross, Jr. and spoke with the media.  He was also given photos and mementos of his long career in the police department.  Al was then given a tour of both the SWAT and K9 headquarters before enjoying a special lunch at the FOP and a visit to the Police Museum that is housed in the old police academy that he attended. A huge thank you to the Philadelphia Police Department for literally rolling out the “blue carpet” and giving Al a day he will never forget!

Martin M., 94, Creve Coeur, MO

Martin spent his entire life giving of his time and resources to inner city children. He co-founded  the “Matthew-Dickey Boys and Girls Club” in 1960. The club provides programs in youth employment, mentoring and tutoring, athletics, gang violence prevention, leadership, social responsibility and community service to this day. He has often spoken of his dream to travel to Houston, TX to attend services at Lakewood Church and see Pastor Joel Osteen in person. Martin is known in his community as a selfless and caring man. We would like to make his wish come true and need to raise $2,000 to cover the travel cost for Martin and his caregiver. Please donate today!
Wish ID: 3815

Martin M., 94, Creve Coeur, MO

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Skyland Care Center Residents, Sylva, NC

The residents of Skyland Care Center had their wish to have The Chuckwagon Gang perform at their facility granted on May 17, 2019. Many of the residents there love gospel music but, because of medical issues, are unable to leave the facility to attend a concert. Last year, one resident said, after attending a Chuckwagon Gang performance, that she “would love it if she could share what we just heard with all my other friends at the nursing home.” Thank you to The Chuckwagon Gang for discounting the cost of their performance and to our donors for helping make this wish come true!

Charlie W., Seneca, CA, 93

Thanks to our generous donors, we have granted Charlie’s wish to go to Germany with his grandson!  Updates to follow soon!

Charles, pictured on the right, wishes to revisit several locations in Germany where he served with the 3rd Armored Division during World War II. A tank driver, Charles is now 93 and wants to see the places he saw during the war including the Dachau concentration camp. In addition to his service in the Army, Charles was a long-time Sunday school teacher and poll worker for many years. If we are able to raise the funds necessary, Charles will be traveling with his grandson.

 

Kathryn C., 92, St. Joe, AR

Kathryn Crombie, a resident of St. Joe, Arkansas, had her wish to return to her hometown of Ralston, Nebraska one more time granted.  Kathryn, who turned 92 on March 14th, grew up in Nebraska, but hasn’t been able to return in over 80 years.  She has always been very fascinated with her family heritage and history and spends hours looking through old photos dating back to the 1920s. Kathryn has many fond memories of growing up in the Ralston/Omaha area and would love to revisit her old school in particular, Brownell-Talbot School. Her wish came true when she and her son, Rich Crombie, traveled from Arkansas to Nebraska March 27th through 29th. Among the stops on their trip down memory lane were a visit to Brownell-Talbot School in Omaha where they will receive a special welcome and tour with current students, a meet and greet with the Mayor Donald Groesser of Ralston and a stop at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.  Kathryn was born in Lincoln, Nebraska where many of her family roots are: her relatives lived there, went to school there and are buried there. In addition, her father was a prominent student and member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity member in 1920 at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln Later, her family moved to Ralston and her father commuted to Omaha, working in the insurance business with the Woodmen of The World in Omaha Association. Her parents enrolled Crombie in the Brownell-Talbot School in Omaha. Their memory lane tour encompassed these three towns in southeastern Nebraska.

"92-year-old woman lives memories during visit to Lincoln"

Lincoln Journal Star “92-year-old woman lives memories during visit to Lincoln” March 30, 2019