Elsie Carver, age 91, is one of the friendliest women you could ever meet. She grew up in a small mining-town in western Colorado called Peonia. “I had a beautiful childhood even though we were poor,” Elsie remarked. She said everyone around her was a “depression child” but that was just how everyone was used to growing up. Elsie drew value from the relationships with her family and shared a unique bond with her sisters.
Elsie’s husband served in the military and when he was discharged, Elsie and her family moved to St. Paul. Her sisters remained in Colorado and over time it grew harder for Elsie to visit them. After nearly a decade without seeing her sisters, her only wish was to reunite with them one last time.
Elsie suffers from macular degeneration and recently lost her eyesight. When asked about the impact this wish would have on her she immediately began to cry. “I would have trouble seeing my sisters but I would love to give them a hug again,” she said, “I know it will be the last time I see them.”
Wish of a Lifetime was happy to send Elsie and her daughter Paula to visit her twin-sister Elta and her youngest sister Martha in Brush, CO on June 13th. Much of the extended family came to join in the celebration making this a memorable experience for all. This wish granted Elsie the true peace and comfort of being able to reconnect with her close family again.