Tag Archive for: Pittsburgh

Arthur M., 78, Pittsburgh, PA

Arthur Merrell, a resident of Pittsburgh, recently had his simple wish for a new twin bed granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Merrell, 78, is an Air Force veteran who lives on his own. His old mattress was over 40 years old, but because he lives on a fixed income, he could not afford it on his own. Volunteers from the chapter delivered not only a new mattress, box spring and frame, but also new bedding! Merrell was thrilled that the new bedding was navy blue – Air Force colors!

Mary Ann G., 69, Pittsburgh, PA

Mary Ann Girlardo, a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, recently had her wish for a new winter coat, gloves and hat granted by our Allegheny County chapter. She was very grateful to have her simple, but necessary, wish granted before the cold weather really set in!

Ella Mae S., 94, Pittsburgh, PA

Ella Mae Smith, a resident of Pittsburgh, will have her simple wish for coloring books, word search books, colored pencils and mystery novels granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Ella Mae, who is 94, lives on her own in senior housing and is homebound. To pass the time and keep her mind off her pain, she loves to color and read. Prior to being homebound, Ella Mae volunteered at the Allentown Senior Center and was active in her building, volunteering at the food bank, in activities, and gardening. Volunteers from the Allegheny Chapter delivered an assortment of books, colored pencils and a lap desk to Smith on October 28th.

“He got his wish and now gets to make music with his neighbors”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “He got his wish and now gets to make music with his neighbors” November 21, 2021

“Twilight Wish grants West Newton woman trip to Live! Casino”

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review “Twilight Wish grants West Newton woman trip to Live! Casino” August 20, 2021

“Twilight Wish grants West Newton woman trip to !Live casino”

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review “Twilight Wish grants West Newton woman trip to !Live casino” August 20, 2021

Fran K., 77, Bethel Park, PA

Fran Kueshner, a resident of Bethel Park, had her simple wish for a canopy for her wheelchair granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Kueshner, 77, has osteoporosis and osteoarthritis and is confined to a wheelchair. She lives near the Montour Trail and loves to ride her motorized wheelchair there several times a day to enjoy the fresh air, scenery, birds and visit with the people who walk there. Several times, Kueshner has been caught in the rain while out and gotten soaked before she could make it back to her apartment. A canopy for her wheelchair will not only protect her from the rain but will shield her from the summer sun. Kueshner loves being outdoors instead of confined to her apartment so having this wish granted will improve her quality of life.Her friends nominated her for this special wish!

“With help from her friends, local foundation grants woman a wish”

KDKA “With help from her friends, local foundation grants woman a wish” August 18, 2021

Peggy B., 74, Pittsburgh, PA

Peggy Boyer, 74, a resident of Pittsburgh, had her wish for a gift card granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Boyer lives on a fixed income and the gift card will allow her to purchase food. She volunteered at UPMC for over 30 years and is very deserving.

Albert R., 69, Pittsburgh, PA

Albert Runco, 69, a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, recently had his wish for a lift chair granted by our Allegheny County chapter. Runco has diabetes and needs to keep his feet elevated. Because he lives on a fixed income, he could not afford one on his one. Having a lift chair will greatly improve his quality of life.