Friday, June 14, 2013
Volunteer Jocelyn Havison Partners with Twilight Wish Foundation
Wish and the OOIE Volunteer Advocate program enrich the lives of New Jersey’s senior population.
A resident of The Homestead in Sussex County and an Air Force Veteran, Thomas Conklin, 72, has been
fighting multiple sclerosis for more than 38 years. After noticing that Conklin was unable to get around with his existing wheelchair, Havison decided that she needed to help Conklin acquire a power chair that would give him the freedom to do the things he had come to enjoy, including venturing outdoors.
Working with Conklin’s wife, Linda, and facility staff, Havison made contact with Twilight Wish Foundation. Twilight Wish Foundation identified a donor to underwrite the cost of the power chair, which was delivered to The Homestead on May 1.
A special thanks to our advocate, Jocelyn, for her compassion, leadership, and perseverance making the impossible possible!
More information about Twilight Wish Foundation can be found at http://www.twilightwish.org/ .