Pittsburgh Tribune-Review “Twilight Wish grants West Newton woman trip to Live! Casino” August 20, 2021
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review “Twilight Wish grants West Newton woman trip to !Live casino” August 20, 2021
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!
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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 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.
Marta Konzier, 71, a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, recently had her wish for a lift chair granted by our Allegheny County chapter. Konzier is unable to sleep in her bed because of extreme back and leg pain, so she’s been sleeping on her couch. She lives alone and couldn’t afford the cost of a lift chair on her own. Konzier is very involved in the community: she cooks meals for other residents in her building and she helps deliver food bank food to other residents. Having a lift chair will greatly improve her quality of life.
Anna Martin, 94, a resident of Pittsburgh, had her wish for a new mattress and bedding granted by our Allegheny County chapter. Martin lives on her own and is confined to her bed for much of the time due to health issues. Her current mattress was in poor shape, but she couldn’t afford a new one on her own. Martin never married and spent much of her life caring for ailing family members and now she is alone with no family to care for her. Having a new mattress will greatly improve her quality of life.
Della Arrington, 92, a resident of Vernon, PA, had her wish for heated massage mat and back support pillow granted by our Allegheny County chapter on December 13, 2020. Della was confined to either her bed or a chair because of her health issues and both items would give her comfort and pain relief. According to her nurse who nominated her for the wish, Della’s favorite thing about having her wish granted was her Twilight Wish certificate. She kept it on the dining room table and would look at it throughout the day, pick it up, read it and smile, saying “I can’t believe that someone thinks I’m special.” Della used the massage mat and back support pillow every day to keep warm and comfortable. Della had lost her husband earlier in the year to COVID and was not well herself. Sadly, she passed away in late January 2021, but did so knowing she was loved and appreciated.
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