Helen Morrow, 78, a resident of Wampum, PA will have her wish to go to a Steelers granted on December 28th. Tom Ford, chapter director of the New Castle, PA chapter of Twilight Wish, presented her wish an autographed football, game tickets and a wish certificate at her facility on Tuesday, November 25th. Helen is a faithful, lifelong Steelers fan, but had never had the chance to go to a game in person. She was an LPN for years at Allegheny General Hospital, retiring twice but returning back each time, until she retired for the third and final time. Helen was nominated by Tara Lutz, a nurse’s aid at Life Lawrence County. Pictured, Helen with Tara Lutz.
Dorothy Cooper, 78, recently had her wish for hearing aids granted, thanks to our New Castle, PA/Youngstown, OH chapter and Centers for Hearing Care. Dorothy is a widow of five years; after her husband passed away, she had to give up their family home and now rents. She couldn’t afford hearing aids on her own because of her limited income. Her hearing loss made her withdraw from others; she was afraid to be around others and not be able to hear what they were saying. She had trouble talking on the phone and could no longer hear the minister in church. Thanks to her new hearing aids, Dorothy will no longer “feel alone in a room with other people.” Pictured: Dorothy with New Castle chapter director Tom Ford and Dr. Sheryl Figliano of the Centers for Hearing Care.
Lavonne Lyles has lived in New Castle, Pa. for most of her life. The widow of a veteran, Lyles enjoys gardening and volunteering with AMVETS in the community. She helped create and care for the community garden at the former I CARE House in New Castle and was a very active member of the senior program at the I CARE House, now known as Origins.
Her wish was to have the community garden plot restored and plant pumpkins for the children. This simple wish was granted on Earth Day, Saturday, April 26, 2014 as part of the Comcast Cares Day at Origins. Special thanks to Personal Touch Home Care for their generous donation for this wish. A special thank you to Angie Mohr of Cray Youth and Family Services and Christina Lope from the Origins Program for allowing us to be part of a great day! We would also like to thank the anonymous donor who contributed $500.
Viola Young, 86 and a resident of Harmony, PA, had her wish for hearing aids granted, thanks to the New Castle, PA/Youngstown, OH chaper of Twilight Wish. Pictured, from left: Nicole Widdowson, Community Relations Director for Avada; Dr. Paula Sandoe of Avada; Viola Young; her daughter, Betsy Simpson; and Twilight Wish chapter director, Tom Ford.
SueAnn Lowmiller, 76, has been a resident of Silver Oaks Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Castle, PA since 2009. Lowmiller never married and lived with her parent until they both passed away. Her poignant wish was to visit her parents’ gravesites in Pittsburgh one more time. Because she has no family nearby who can take her, she hasn’t been able to visit her parents’ graves for over 10 years. Her wish was granted, thanks to the New Castle, Pa. chapter of Twilight Wish. Volunteer Monica Shoup drove Lowmiller from New Castle to Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery in Pittsburgh on Saturday, May 18th. Special thanks to Cialella and Carney Florists in New Castle who donated two silk arrangements for Lowmiller to put on her parents’ graves. Because Lowmiller is a huge Pittsburgh Penguins fan, the New Castle chapter also surprised her with a basket full of Penguins items. Pictured, Lowmiller with her nurse, Joyce Main, who nominated her for the wish.