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Luther Woods Nursing & Rehabilitaion, Hatboro, PA

We are working to raise funding for a wish for the residents at a local nursing facility. They love 50’s and 60’s music and especially love Philadelphia’s own, Jerry Blavat.  We want to bring “The Geator With The Heater” to them  to spin the records for a Sock Hop!  This fun filled afternoon will surely have the seniors dancing, smiling and reminiscing about  the good ‘ole days.  We need to raise $1,200 to make this one of kind wish come true. Please donate today!

Wish ID: 3871 

Luther Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation, Hatboro, PA

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Martin M., 94, St. Louis, MO

Dr. Martin Luther Mathews, a resident of St. Louis, Missouri, had his wish to travel to Lakewood Church to see Joel Osteen preach granted, thanks to our headquarters chapter.  Mathews is a lifelong resident of St. Louis who has spent his years there mentoring and encouraging thousands of youth in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. More than fifty years ago, Matthews and Hubert “Dickey” Ballentine met at a St. Louis city park to talk about how they could help a group of schoolboys compete in a baseball league. In 1960, these two neighborhood coaches founded the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ Club to provide sports, arts, health and educational support to boys in the St. Louis area. Twenty years later, the club began welcoming girls and became the Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club. In 1982, President Ronald Regan recognized the co-founders and declared the club to be a national model for how communities can come together to support the underserved. Today, this 501(c)(3) organization serves 3,000 youth directly and 10,000 indirectly each year and has served more than 2 million youth since inception.  Mathews continues to serve as Emeritus President, consulting with the club on a routine basis.   Now 94, Mathews had one wish: to visit Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas and meet Pastor Joel Osteen.  Thanks to many generous donors, Twilight Wish was able to make this special wish come true for this legendary humanitarian. Thanks also to the DoubleTree Houston Greenway Plaza for donating the rooms for their stay in Houston.

Betsy S., 89, Doylestown, PA

Betsy Stenhouse, a resident of Harborview Nursing & Rehabilitation in Doylestown, had her wish to be recognized by her former school granted, thanks to our headquarters. Stenhouse, 89, contracted polio when she was a child, which left her disabled. She studied education at West Chester University and began her teaching career in 1952. Stenhouse was the first disabled schoolteacher at the Widener Memorial Industrial Teaching School for Crippled Children in Philadelphia, now known as The Widener Memorial School, teaching there for 27 years.

Stenhouse was very active in her community, starting a support group for others who were also afflicted with polio. In addition, she rescued stray cats near her home and cared for them, spaying and feeding those in need. Stenhouse also worked with local shelters to find homes for those cats in need.  To honor her teaching legacy, The Widener Memorial School created an award in her name which was presented to a student at graduation on May 30, 2019.  Current principal Harris Gaffin visited Stenhouse at her nursing facility on Friday, October 4th to present her with a certificate recognizing her for her dedication to teaching. In addition, Gaffin brought many old photos and yearbooks to share with her. Twilight Wish staff presented Stenhouse with another certificate, flowers and a cake and cupcakes to share with other residents there.

Wallace M., 99, Fayette, PA

Wallace Mays, a resident of Fayette, Pennsylvania, had his wish for a birthday party for his 99th birthday granted, thanks to Twilight Wish. Mays, a WWII Navy veteran, wished to celebrate this milestone birthday with family. Twilight Wish arranged for all his favorite foods to be served at the party and made sure it was a wonderful day with his family.

“Retired teacher from Doylestown honored with Twilight Wish”

Doylestown Intelligencer “Retired teacher from Doylestown honored with Twilight Wish” October 9, 2019

James F., 66, Scranton, PA

James Freethy, a resident of Scranton, PA, had his wish for a motorized scooter granted, thanks to a generous donor who donated the scooter. Thanks also to Chairman of the Board, James Ciervo, who drove from Long Island to Media, PA to pick up the scooter.  He then delivered it to James in Scranton. James is an amputee who needed a scooter to get around.

Betty M., 78, Warrington, PA

Betty Medvic, 78, a resident of Neshaminy Manor in Warrington, PA, had her wish for transportation to her grandson’s wedding granted, thanks to Twilight Wish. Betty is in a wheelchair and needed ambulance transport, but her family couldn’t afford it. In addition to transporting her back and forth to the wedding, we surprised her with her favorite perfume!

Luther Woods, Hatboro, PA

Thanks to funding from our “Tuesdays with Lori” legacy program, we were able to grant the wish of residents at Luther Woods in Hatboro, PA. Their old sewing machine had broken and it needed to be replaced.  We presented Eileen, a seamstress extraordinaire, with the new sewing machine.

Charles W., 92, Seneca, SC

Charles Williamson, a resident of Seneca, South Carolina, had his wish to return to Germany where he served during World War II granted, thanks to Twilight Wish. Charles, 93, was a tank driver in the Army’s 3rd Armored Division and was stationed in Germany, near the Dachau concentration camp. Thanks to generous donors who donated airline miles, we were able to send Charlie and his grandson to Germany.  Among the towns they visited were Cologne, where his division was involved in an infamous tank battle with the Germans near the Cologne Cathedral; Dessau, where his division met the Russians; and Schrozberg, where the 3rd Armored Division stayed (in Bartenstein Castle). This will be the trip of a lifetime for Charlie as he revisits these areas where he served. In addition to his service to country, Charlie has volunteered for years in his community as a long time Sunday school teacher and poll worker.

Neshaminy Manor residents, Warrington, PA

Six wheelchair-bound seniors from Neshaminy Manor in Warrington, PA recently had their wish to go to a Phillies game granted, thanks to y Twilight Wish  and the Phillies.  The residents, along with their Neshaminy Manor caretakers and staff from Twilight Wish, enjoyed a great game on Thursday, June 27th as the Phillies swept the Mets in the four-game series.  All six seniors are huge Phillies fans and watch the games faithfully. Because they are wheelchair-bound and have limited spending money, being able to leave the facility and attend a Phillies game is a huge treat for them.