Emma M., 90, Jeannette, PA

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.

Emily K., 71, Ruffsdale, PA

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.

Adella D., 67, Loyalhonna, PA

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!

Shirley B., 84, Jeannette, PA

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.

Loretta F., 82, Jeannette, PA

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.

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Della L., 89, Greensburg, PA

Della Lewis a resident of Greensburg, PA, had her wish to for a casino night at her nursing facility granted, thanks to our Westmoreland County chapter. Della, 89, is a permanent resident of Westmoreland Manor Nursing Home and her family is struggling with the fact that she will not be able to return home. Her family would love to take her to the casino one more time, but Della cannot leave the facility. Therefore, Twilight Wish brought the casino to Della at her nursing home!  She is well known in her nursing facility as a very friendly, caring person who loves to laugh and make others laugh, too. Her wish was granted on Monday, March 5th.  

Glenn D., 89, Greensburg, PA

Glenn “Skip” Donaldson, a resident of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, had his wish to see the “Cash” Johnny Cash tribute band at the Palace Theatre granted, thanks to the Westmoreland County chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation. Glenn, 89, served honorably in both the Army and Air Force. He cared for his two ailing parents until they passed away and now lives on his own with no family nearby. According to his social worker who nominated him for his wish, what Glenn enjoys the most now is coloring while listening to his favorite singers: Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Hank Williams, Sr. His memory is progressively declining, but he remembers all the lyrics to their songs! His wish to see the Johnny Cash tribute band will be granted when he and his social worker, Colleen Noonan, attend the performance on Saturday, January 27th. Thank you to the Palace Theatre for donating the tickets. 

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