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We Invite You to Ride with Us!

Please join us and ride in the 32nd El Tour de Tucson on November 22nd, presented by Casino Del Sol Resort and sponsored by Special Olympics.  Our Tucson, Arizona chapter is excited to have the opportunity to raise funds on behalf of Southern Arizona Honor Flight by cycling in this fun and amazing event.  The Tucson chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation has been granting wishes to low-income veterans and seniors since 2006.  In supporting Honor Flight through Twilight Wish, you can give a proud Arizona WWII veteran the chance to feel the impact of all their services, as well as our nation’s gratitude by sending him or her on a very special flight to Washington D.C. to see the WWII memorial.  Event distances for El Tour are 1/4, 5 and 12 mile fun rides or 40, 55, 75 and 104 mile rides for the more advanced cyclist. Register with us today and as an official Twilight Wish cyclist, we will pay your registration fees totaling $145 and provide you with a Twilight Wish cycling jersey.  We only ask that you raise at least $250 (per rider) to help support this great cause. Help us share in the responsibility of keeping our deserving veterans from being forgotten.  Join Twilight Wish today in our effort to “Ride to Unify” in El Tour de Tucson 2014.  Follow the Twilight Wish team on their journey to event day on both Twitter and Instagram at @Ride2Unify.  For more information, please contact Lisa at TwilightRide2Unify@aol.com or 520-574-9303.  For registration form, click here.

Alan J., Tucson, AZ

Alan Jefferson recently had his wish for new batteries for his power chair granted by our Tucson, Arizona chapter.  Without his power chair, Jefferson was limited in his ability to get around his senior housing complex.  Thanks to RxO2 Oxygen and Medical Equipment Supply Company who donated the batteries, Jefferson now has his independence and mobility back!  Pictured: Alan with Rose Muzzy and Lisa Mach of the Tucson chapter.

Theresa S., 81, Tucson, AZ

Theresa Souter, 81, recently had her simple wish for an “It’s A Small World” doll granted by our Tucson chapter.  Souter has always loved the Disneyland ride and wished for the British doll.  With it’s red hair, it reminded her of herself when she was younger! 

Judy G., 69, Tucson, AZ

Judy Goyer, 69, is a resident of an assisted living facility in Tucson.  With only one computer available for over 300 residents, Judy wished for her own laptop to keep in touch with family members and pursue her interests such as crocheting, bible studies, and learning more about the Native Americans of New Mexico and Arizona.  Thanks to the Tucson chapter of Twilight wish, Judy’s simple wish came true just in time for Christmas!

Lorraine B., Tucson, AZ

Lorraine Blythe recently had her wish for a new mattress and box spring granted, thanks to the Arizona chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation.  Lorraine’s old mattress was over 20 years old and was no longer comfortable, but she could not afford a new one on her fixed income.  Rose Muzzy, chapter director, took Lorraine mattress shopping, then to Bed, Bath & Beyond to get new bedding and finally, out to lunch at On The Border. 

Char T., 76, Tucson, AZ

Great job by our Arizona chapter in granting another wonderful wish! Char, 76, a resident of Tucson, AZ, wished to spend some time with her grandchildren in Iowa. Char was a single parent, working three jobs for 18 years, to raise her five children in Iowa. She also has a long history of community service througout her life. In fact, Char created a character, Lucy Ladybug and taught a program for the United Way in Dubuque called “The Grassroots of Giving.” Char was also one of three founding memebers of Iowa’s first crisis phone line. Her wish was granted on July 23rd when she traveled to Iowa to spend time with her family.

Arnold H., 72, Tucson, AZ

Arnold Hall, 72, recently had his simple wish granted, thanks to the Tucson, Arizona chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation.  Hall’s old truck had broken down years ago in Yuma, but he could never afford to have it towed back to his home in Tucson.  Twilight Wish arranged to have his beloved truck towed to Tucson, a surprise for Hall, who is a disabled Veteran.  Special thanks to Right Now Towing and American Self Storage Tucson East for their help in granting this wish! Pictured, Arnold Hall with Twilight Wish chapter representative, Lisa Mach, who granted his wish.

Juan A., 80, Tucson, AZ

Juan Alcedo, 80, a resident of Tucson, Arizona will have his wish for a new hearing aid granted, thanks to the University of Arizona Hearing Clinic and the Arizona chapter of Twilight Wish.  Juan worked hard throughout his life: as a farmer,  in construction, as a lettuce picker and in a packing company. Although Juan lost his right hand in an accident working for the packing company in 1989, he still plays the guitar and sings and plays for his church.   His insurance does not cover the cost of the hearing aid and Juan cannot afford it on his limited income.  He struggles to take part in conversations and wishes very much to be able to hear the voices of his 29 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  His wish will come true on January 31, 2013 when he receives his new hearing aid!

Twilight Wish Welcomes New Board Member

Lisa Mach is a partner and bookkeeper for Adult Assisted Living Referral and Placement Service, Inc. in Tucson, Arizona.  Mach has 25 years of bookkeeping experience and recently completed board member training from the United Way Inclusion Council in Arizona.   She also started the Tucson, Arizona chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation in 2006 with her mother, Rose Muzzy.  She resides in Tucson with her daughter, Gabriella.  Welcome to the board, Lisa, and thank you for your service!

Happy Birthday to Our Oldest Volunteer!

Congratulations to Josefina (Fina), our oldest volunteer, who just turned 100 on August 12, 2012.  Although she is almost completely blind from macular degeneration, Fina still knits and crochets lap blankets and scarves for elderly recipients.  Fina is known for her sense of humor and strong faith and is an inspiration to all who know her.  She lives with her son-in-law and does the cleaning, cooking and laundry for the household.  When asked what the secret to her longevity is, she replied “I guess it’s the one Corona I have every weekend!”  Happy birthday to Fina!