Phyllis, 88, of Kokomo, Indiana is a family woman who has been through so much in her life. Her son, Rex, and grandchildren, Allie and Reed, live in Arizona, and she had not seen them in over 12 years. Phyllis’s Wish of a Lifetime was for them to visit her in Indiana.
Phyllis was in a very serious car accident in her twenties. The physical and cognitive damage resulting from the accident required Phyllis to relearn how to communicate. For months she had trouble speaking, and during this time, she learned how to communicate using sign language. She received incredible support from her family, for which she is forever grateful.
Over the years, Phyllis has knitted over 400 potholders and donated them to churches, nonprofits, and homeless shelters.
On September 27th, 2013, Wish of a Lifetime and Brookdale sent Phyllis’s son, Rex, and her grandchildren, Allie and Reed, from Phoenix to Kokomo, reuniting them after 12 years. Phyllis appreciated being able to see her son and grandchildren, and said that great weather made for a perfect weekend with her family.