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Diane J., 70, Media, PA

Diane Jennings, 70, a resident of Media, PA, had her wish for a reclining chair granted, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation. Because of her medical condition, she needs a comfortable recliner that she can sleep in and elevate her legs. Having her wish granted will definitely improve her quality of life.

Vera P., 74, Quakertown, PA

Vera Puterbaugh, a resident of Quakertown, Pennsylvania, had her wish for a new heater for her home granted, thanks to Twilight Wish  and All Seasons Comfort Control.  Puterbaugh, 74, lives alone in a mobile home. Her heater no longer works and needs to be replaced, but she cannot afford to pay for it on her own. She had been using a space heater to heat her home which is unsafe.   Thanks to All Seasons Comfort Control who donated the labor and installed the heater on February 4th, her wish was granted.  Pictured: Chris Long of All Seasons Comfort Control with Michelle Bowren, Director of Wish Management.

Majestic Oaks Residents, Warminster, PA

Employees from Horsham-based Optum and Twilight Wish,  worked together to grant the simple needs wishes of 40 residents at Majestic Oaks Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Warminster.  As part of Optum’s community outreach efforts, employees in their Horsham office helped brighten the holidays for these residents by granting their wishes for simple items such as puzzles, Tastykakes, and knitting needles.   Optum employees and Twilight Wish representatives visited Majestic Oaks and distributed the holiday gifts to the residents on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

Elnora W., 77, Richmond, CA

Elnora has served on Richmond’s City Council, was the president of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary and a faithful member and volunteer at her church. She lives on a limited income and cannot afford to travel to see her family who lives in Houston, TX.  She wishes to “celebrate family” with her nieces, nephews and cousins in Houston and to see her hometown once more.  We need to raise $2,100 to cover the travel expenses for Elnora and her companion for the trip.  Please donate today!

Wish ID: 3889

Elnora W. 77, Richmond, CA

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Margaret A., 99, West Orange, NJ

Margaret has been deeply involved in her church throughout her life. In particular, she devoted her time to teaching the children in the church.  She is turning 100 this year and her greatest desire is to visit her old parish, Holy Cross Church, in New York City and attend mass.  We need to provide the wheelchair transportation for her to get there.  We need to raise $500 to make this special wish come true.  Please donate now!

Wish ID: 3924

Margaret A., 99, West Orange, NJ

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

St. Joseph Residence, Enfield, CT

St. Joseph Residence is the home to Little Sisters of the Poor who are now elderly and in need of care..  The Little Sisters of the Poor are an international congregation of Roman Catholic women religious founded in 1839 by Saint Jeanne Jugan. Together with a diverse network of collaborators, they serve the elderly poor in over 30 countries around the world.

They are in need of special mattresses that aide in the prevention of bed sores.  They are also in need of an extra-wide wheelchair for their residents.  We want to provide these simple needs items to them to help improve their quality of life.  We need to raise $850 to make this wish come true.  Please donate today!

Wish ID: 3889

St. Joseph’s Residence, Enfield, CT

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

 

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.