Carol Litrun, 71, a resident of a nursing facility in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, had her special wish for a day out of her facility granted by our Westmoreland County chapter. Litrun has MS and has lived in her facility for over three years; her husband passed away in 2017. She wished to go to Mass in a Catholic Church and go to bingo! Our Westmoreland chapter had a wonderful time granting this simple but meaningful wish.
Don Rupert, 80, a resident of Ruppsdale, PA recently had his wish for hearing aids granted by our Westmoreland County, PA chapter. Rupert has hearing loss and needs hearing aids but could not afford them on his own. Thanks to Beltone, his wish was granted on November 20, 2018.
Judith Shaw, 77, a resident of Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, recently had her wish for a lift chair granted by our Westmoreland County, PA chapter.
Our Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania chapter recently granted Eleanor’s wish for a lift chair. As is often the case, she needed one, but could not afford it on her limited income. Her wish was granted on September 27, 2018.
Emma Jane Monstrola, a resident of Jeannette, Pennsylvania, had her wish to visit the White House granted, thanks to the Westmoreland County chapter of national nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation. Monstrola, who will turn 91 in November, has always dreamed of visiting the iconic White House in Washington, D.C. However, being widowed and having her children geographically spread across the U.S. left her with little options to make this wish come true.
Luckily, the Westmoreland Chapter found out about Monstrola’s wish and went about planning this deserving woman’s wish. Despite being 90, Monstrola volunteers five days a week at the Jeannette Senior Center and is in charge of the kitchen there. In addition, she volunteers at her church. Monstrola, who was accompanied by volunteer Melanie Glowacki, not only visited the White House, but also saw many of the memorials and sights in D.C.
Our Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania chapter recently granted Emily King’s simple wish for a reclining lift chair. Emily, 71, has severe arthritis and struggles to get out of her current chair. Receiving the lift chair will greatly improve her quality of life. Thank you to Levin’s Furniture for discounting the cost of the chair and providing free delivery.
Our Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania chapter recently granted Adella Dunn’s wish for hearing aids. Adella, 67, a resident of Loyolhonna, has nearly 70% hearing loss and needed hearing aids, but couldn’t afford them on her own. Adella is widowed and the sole caregiver to her disabled daughter. Thanks to Beltone of Greensburg who donated her hearing aids, Adella’s quality of life will be greatly improved!
Our Westmoreland County chapter recently granted Shirley Busato’s wish for a lift chair. Busato, 84, is a resident of Jeannette, PA. She needed a lift chair to improve her quality of life and allow her to remain independent.
Our Westmoreland County chapter recently granted Loretta Ferguson’s wish for a laptop computer. Thanks to help from EXCELA Health, Loretta can now get back to surfing the world wide web. She enjoys keep up with all her Facebook friends, searching YouTube for recipes and paying her bills online. She loves the her new wireless mouse and memory foam mouse pad too! She said she is actually looking forward to the winter months because thanks to her new laptop she can stay connected to the world.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review “Twilight Wish makes senior citizens’ dreams come true” May 20, 2018