Karen Munson, a longtime resident of Haven Convalescent Home in New Castle, Pennsylvania, had her wish to attend Steelers training camp granted, thanks to our Allegheny County, PA chapter. Karen suffered a stroke at the age of 42 and has limited mobility. She has been a resident of Haven for over 11 years and is currently president of the Resident Council there. At the time of her stroke, Karen was working as a full-time registered nurse on a medical/surgical floor and was very active in her church and community. She is a huge, lifelong Steelers fan who never misses watching a game and has her room completely decorated with Steelers gear. Thanks to the efforts of many, her wish to attend training camp was granted on August 14th. Former Steelers quarterback, Bruce Gradkowski, owner of Pilgrimage Hospice, arranged for her to get access to the field where she met many players. In addition, Pilgrimage Hospice presented Munson with a gift basket of Steelers memorabilia. Finally, thank you to ACTS transportation for donating a bus to be used to transport her to camp and to driver Roy Lee for volunteering his time to drive it.
Samuel Nania, a resident of William Penn Care Center in Jeannette, had his wish to attend a Pirates game granted, thanks to the Westmoreland County chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation. Sam, 58, is an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan who watches every game on TV. Because he is physically disabled, it is difficult for him to leave the facility much less attend a game in person. Thanks to the Pittsburgh Pirates who donated the tickets, Sam and a caretaker attended the July 25th game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. The Westmoreland County chapter provided spending money and paid for transportation for them.
New Castle News “Haven resident gets wish to see Steelers at training camp” August 19, 2019