Tag Archive for: wish

Danielle W., 73, New York, NY

Danielle Weinstein, a resident of New York, NY, recently had her wish for a recumbent exercise bicycle granted, thanks to our Long Island, NY chapter. Weinstein, 73, lives on her own on a fixed income. She is currently going through physical therapy and wants to be able to exercise through the winter so she can remain fit and try to maintain her balance and walking.


Vince W., Butler, PA

David Vince” Williams, a resident of Butler, Pennsylvania, had his wish to see the Cleveland Browns play the Pittsburgh Steelers granted, thanks to the Butler County chapter of  Twilight Wish Foundation. Williams is a Navy veteran who is currently battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He is extremely involved in the Butler community, volunteering with organizations including Bundle Up Butler and Americorp and was a peer-to-peer rehab volunteer. Williams is known for lending a helping hand to those in need and is beloved by his fellow veterans and coworkers. He was surprised on December 20th by volunteers from the Butler County chapter who presented him with two tickets and a Nick Chubb #24 jersey!  His wish to see the Cleveland Browns play in person was granted thanks to the generosity of Gail Paserba, a Steelers fan who donated her tickets. Special thanks to Alliance for Nonprofit Resources for providing the transportation to and from the game.

Palm Garden residents, Orlando, FL

The 95 residents of Palm Garden of Orlando Nursing Home had their wishes for large print Bibles granted, thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation. Many of the residents at this facility enjoy reading the Bible, but there are not many available to share and most are small print which is almost impossible for the seniors to read. Thanks to generous donors, Twilight Wish was able to gift the residents with 95 large print Bibles so that each resident has their own. Randie Duretz, National Director of Chapters,  handed out the Bibles to the residents on Tuesday, December 21st.

Grundy Hall residents, Doylestown, PA

Doylestown Township Parks and Recreation partnered with Twilight Wish to brighten the holidays for seniors in the community. Basic needs items such as lip balm, socks, hot chocolate and paper products were collected from December 1st through December 17th.  Staff and volunteers from Twilight Wish Foundation and Doylestown Township sorted and delivered bags of these items to the residents of Grundy Hall in Doylestown, a low-income housing facility for seniors.

Arthur M., 78, Pittsburgh, PA

Arthur Merrell, a resident of Pittsburgh, recently had his simple wish for a new twin bed granted, thanks to our Allegheny County chapter. Merrell, 78, is an Air Force veteran who lives on his own. His old mattress was over 40 years old, but because he lives on a fixed income, he could not afford it on his own. Volunteers from the chapter delivered not only a new mattress, box spring and frame, but also new bedding! Merrell was thrilled that the new bedding was navy blue – Air Force colors!

Garden Spring Nursing Center, Willow Grove, PA

Thanks to the generosity of Angie’s Angels, we were able to grant the simple needs wishes of 32 residents of Garden Spring Center in Willow Grove. Angie’s Angels brightened the holidays for these residents by granting their wishes for simple items such as chocolates, sweatshirts, an UNO card game and coloring books and crayons. Angie’s Angels and Twilight Wish staff  distributed the holiday gifts on Thursday, December 16th.

Susan M., 70, Old Hickory, TN

Susan Mullins, 70,  resident of Old Hickory, Tennessee, had her wish to visit Gatlinburg at Christmas granted, thanks to Twilight Wish. Mullins was in a car accident several years ago and is now confined to a wheelchair. She wished to visit Gatlinburg, and more specifically, Dollywood, during the holiday season, but because she and her husband are on a fixed income, they could not afford it on their own. Twilight Wish made her wish come true!

Mary Ann G., 69, Pittsburgh, PA

Mary Ann Girlardo, a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, recently had her wish for a new winter coat, gloves and hat granted by our Allegheny County chapter. She was very grateful to have her simple, but necessary, wish granted before the cold weather really set in!

“He got his wish and now gets to make music with his neighbors”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “He got his wish and now gets to make music with his neighbors” November 21, 2021

Anna M., 94, Pittsburgh, PA

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.