Mollie Fulfills Her Dream of Skydiving

Mollie Fulfills Her Dream of Skydiving

Mollie K. of Brookdale Irving in Texas has always been a very caring and adventurous individual. Ever since she was thirteen years old, Mollie has dreamed of the day where she would have the opportunity to go skydiving. As a volunteer for the Civil Air Patrol during...
Shirley Sets Sail With Team SCA

Shirley Sets Sail With Team SCA

Shirley P, age 90, grew up on the water. At age 9, she fell in love with boating while at summer camp learning how to canoe. It wasn’t long before she was a camp counselor sharing her love for the water with others. A child of the depression, she learned to...
George Returns to Pointe Du Hoc

George Returns to Pointe Du Hoc

In June of 1944, Captain George Klein, 93, undertook one of the most dangerous missions that took place on D-Day- scaling the cliffs at Pointe Du Hoc.Born in Detroit, MI, George and his mother moved to the Chicago area when he was two years old. In February of 1938,...
Holocaust Survivors Reunite in Israel

Holocaust Survivors Reunite in Israel

Ernest “Ernie” B., 90, and Sara L., 88, have a relationship that transcends love, compassion, and loyalty. After surviving Auschwitz during WWII, the two cousins miraculously found each other at Bergen-Belsen, a displaced persons camp. It was a reconnection neither...
Wolves Warm Bobbie’s Heart

Wolves Warm Bobbie’s Heart

Barbara ‘Bobbie’ U., 82, of Brookdale Des Plaines in Des Plaines, Illinois has a special connection with animals. She first fell in love with animals as a child on her farm in Indiana, where she raised chickens, cows, pigs, dogs, and cats, just to name a...
Sisters Reunite after 50 Years

Sisters Reunite after 50 Years

Coming from a large family, Amelia ‘Amy’ D., age 68 of Great Neck, NY, takes the meaning of family to heart. When Amy was 10, she and her three younger siblings were adopted and were separated from their older sister, Lina. Amy hasn’t seen Lina since 1964 and...
Journey of Heroes Fall 2014

Journey of Heroes Fall 2014

On October 20th, 2014, ten veterans representing the Vietnam War, Korean War, and WWII traveled to our nation’s capital to see the memorials built in their honor. This was Wish of a Lifetime and The Vital Life Foundation’s third Journey of Heroes trip, an experience...
Juanita Rides in a Hot Air Balloon

Juanita Rides in a Hot Air Balloon

Juanita B., 88, of Glenwood Gardens in Bakersfield, California is a dedicated mother with an extensive background in mission work. Juanita has used her experiences with her mission work to drive her desire to overcome any fears or obstacles that she may encounter in...