Former NY Firefighter Throws First-Pitch at Yankee Stadium

Former NY Firefighter Throws First-Pitch at Yankee Stadium

87-year old Salvatore, affectionately known as “Sal,” is the quintessential New Yorker: he loves New York, the Yankees, and a real good story.  For his Wish of a Lifetime, Sal wanted to return to The Big Apple once again. This charismatic Bronx native was brought up...
Lorette Reunites with Rosie the Riveters

Lorette Reunites with Rosie the Riveters

“They are in the shipyards, lumber mills, steel mills, foundries.  They are electricians, mechanics, and even boilermakers. They operate streetcars, buses, cranes, and tractors.  Women engineers are working in the drafting rooms and women physicists and chemists in...
Jack Visits National WWII Museum With Family

Jack Visits National WWII Museum With Family

Jack, 96, served in the United States Army during WWII as a forward observer and radio operator in his artillery, serving in the 308th Field Artillery Battalion, 78th Infantry Division. He fought bravely in the following campaigns and battles: Battle of the Bulge,...
Minnie and Carroll Celebrate 62 Years of Marriage

Minnie and Carroll Celebrate 62 Years of Marriage

Minnie and Carroll have been married for 62 years. The couple originally met in San Antonio, Texas at the Lackland Airforce base and then fell in love and married shortly after that. Minnie and Carroll traveled all around the world, making stops in Brussels, London,...
John Reengages With WWII Planes

John Reengages With WWII Planes

John, 96, of Brookdale Cape Cod is a gracious and kind gentleman who shows early signs of memory loss and dementia. One thing is for sure though – John can recall all of his experiences in WWII. He enjoys spending part of his day reminiscing about his time as a...
Ed Visits Naval Base and Battleship Cove

Ed Visits Naval Base and Battleship Cove

Edmund “Ed,” 96, was enlisted in the United States Navy when he was about 20 years old. Ed spent over 20 years serving his country and was able to attain the rank of Chief Boatswain Mate by the time he was discharged around 1961. He spent 6 months of every year on a...
Alvin Rides a Boat in Norfolk, VA

Alvin Rides a Boat in Norfolk, VA

Alvin D., 93, from Brookdale Bath in Akron, Ohio, is a proud US veteran. Alvin served in the Navy during WWII and escorted vessels to the British Isles. Although Alvin and his crew were often an easy target for submarine attacks, they were never hit. Alvin said “I...
DC Vets Trip Summer 2017

DC Vets Trip Summer 2017

On June 22nd, Wish of a Lifetime sent 8 veterans to Washington DC on a group trip to see the memorials erected in their honor. Most of the group traveled out of Denver, CO and were given a special send-off from the Wish of a Lifetime team and Davita volunteers. The...