BENEFITING: Wish of a Lifetime
The Kansas State University Gerontology Club aims to foster an environment in which students and community members who are passionate about working with, and for, older adults can join together to promote successful aging, engage in intergenerational activities, and provide service opportunities to an aging population. Help the club make Earl's Wish come true this May!
Earl P. is an 89-year-old who "is like a kid in a candy store when it comes to planes," according to his daughter. At the age of 14, Earl got a job at an airplane equipment plant in Detroit, and his fascination with airplanes took root. Since then, Earl has spent his life learning all he can about planes - he can recognize an airplane by the sound of the engine, and is always learning new facts about antique fighter planes. Earl is particularly taken with one particular type of plane: a WWII-era fighter plane called The Mosquito. Now, his Wish is to tour the Mosquito - a dream he's held for decades.
Wish of a Lifetime fosters respect and appreciation for deserving seniors by fulfilling their life-enriching Wishes. Founded in 2008 by entrepreneur and former NFL football player Jeremy Bloom in living honor of his grandmother, Wish of a Lifetime has made over 1000 Wishes come true for seniors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The organization aims to create a positive shift in the way society views and values aging by sharing the stories of its inspiring Wish recipients with those of all generations. To learn more about the organization visit www.wishofalifetime.org.