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Local veteran has wheelchair wish granted

Feasterville-Trevose’s Charles ‘Chip’ Huffman now has more accessibility thanks to Twilight Wish Foundation


Charles “Chip” Huffman, of Feasterville-Trevose, recently had his wish to have an accessibility ramp installed granted, thanks to national nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation.

Huffman, a Navy veteran, has multiple medical issues and has lost strength in his arms and legs due to nerve damage. He also recently fell and broke his ankle, making walking extremely difficult, despite his hard work at trying to improve his mobility and independence.

His wife Lois has her own medical issues, including a recent hip fracture and surgery and dementia. Their daughter, Kristy, who lives with them, recently started chemo for breast cancer and is very ill.

Huffman, 76, relies on a wheelchair to get in and out of his home and having an accessibility ramp will improve his quality of life. Thanks to a generous donor, his wish was granted earlier this month. Amramp discounted the cost of the ramp installation.

Twilight Wish Foundation is a national nonprofit charitable organization whose mission is to honor and enrich the lives of seniors through intergenerational wish granting celebrations. Since its founding in 2003, Twilight Wish has granted over 4,700 individual wishes to seniors throughout the U.S. The foundation grants wishes to seniors who are over 65 years old and have an income of less than 200 percent of poverty level or who are residents of a nursing facility and cannot make their own wishes come true. Visit twilightwish.org or call 215-230-8777, Ext. 104 for more information.

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