Bobby’s wish is to travel to Charleston, South Carolina and visit the USS Yorktown on which he was stationed during his service in the United States Navy.
As a young man, Bobby served in the United States Navy as an underwater demolition expert. His service took him aboard the USS Yorktown and around the globe.
Bobby has such fond memories of his time aboard “The Fighting Lady” and the lifelong friendships he forged with others serving at his side. He says he loved his days on the ship and that it was such an important part of his life.
Bobby wishes to return one final time and give thanks to the ship that provided him with so many memories. As an added bonus, Charleston is the city where Bobby and his wife, Annette took their first major trip as a young couple.
Byron’s New Smile
Byron wishes to make his smile even brighter.
We love Byron’s smile. He just lights up a room. But Byron needs new dentures. You can help Byron feel confident and comfortable with a new smile. He certainly keeps us smiling…with your help, we can do the same for him.
A wonderful cook, Annetta wishes to cater her grandson’s wedding.
Annetta is widely known as the best cook in her family. (Don’t tell her sister.) As her final wish, she would like to cater her grandson’s wedding. She thinks this is the best gift she could give the newlyweds. But catering an entire wedding is expensive. Your gift will help us provide Annetta with the food and tools she needs to make her grandson’s wedding memorable. It would mean so much to cook all her family’s favorites one last time.
Lisa’s Spa Day
Lisa would love to have a relaxing facial, manicure and pedicure.
Lisa has always enjoyed having her spa days. She said it makes her feel so relaxed and pampered, and she could use a little extra comfort these days. Facials, manicures and pedicures are gifts that many of us would take for granted, but for Lisa – it’s a huge treat. With your help, we can give Lisa a facial, manicure and pedicure to make her look and feel great in her final days.
Sam’s Beach Trip
Sam, a Marine Corps veteran, wishes to take his three children and eight grandchildren to the beach and create memories that will last forever.
Before his illness progressed, Sam’s family spent time each summer at Pensacola Beach sharing laughter and creating memories. “The beach house was always crowded and loud, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.” says Sam. “Having all generations together under one roof is an amazing experience.”
One final visit to the beach surrounded by the love of his family is Sam’s wish. Become a Wish Grantor so that Sam’s family is left with wonderful memories of their father and grandfather.
Barry’s Beach Visit
Barry’s wish is to see the ocean one time during his life.
After watching The Weather Channel and seeing the warm southern climate, Barry moved from Chicago to Mobile, Alabama one year ago. Growing up in the Midwest, Barry has never seen the beach and only dreamed of putting his toes in the cool sand and water. Barry wishes to end his special day by taking a boat ride on Mobile Bay and feeling the Gulf winds blow across his face.
Tom wishes to experience the magic of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando.
To say Tom is a fan of Harry Potter would be a huge understatement.
This young wizard has loved the books since his mother began reading them as bedtime stories. Books were always an escape for Tom since he was unable to play outside with neighborhood children. Through his imagination, Harry Potter books took Tom on many adventures.
Tom wishes to now live his dream as his final wish. He hopes to get a wand at the famous Ollivanders and sip Butterbeer with his mom after exploring the magical village of Hogsmeade.
With a flick of your wand, you can grant Tom’s wish to go on the trip of a lifetime.
Sarah is 6 years old, and her wish is to fly in an airplane for the first time.
At the tender age of six, Sarah has spent many days battling her life-limiting illness. She has good days and bad, but while other children play outside, Sarah fights for just one more day of coloring with her little brother and making pillow forts.
This is Sarah’s “new normal”, but she never complains and makes the most out of every day she is given. Even though she can’t play outside with the other children in the neighborhood, Sarah has a wish you can help come true. Sarah recently told her mother, “I want to see where God lives.”
With your generous donation, you can grant this brave little girl’s wish, her very first ride in an airplane and maybe help her reach the heavens.
Starla’s wish is to return home and be surrounded by family and friends as she views for one final time, the changing of Fall leaves.
Home is Broomfield, Colorado where Starla has vivid childhood memories of special times created by the changing of the seasons. “Traveling home to be together during this season has been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember” shared Starla.
Howell’s Lake Visit
A veteran of the United States Navy, Howell wishes to spend one final weekend at the lake with his wife, daughter, and grandson.
Howell’s wish is to visit Lake Norman in North Carolina with his wife, daughter, and grandson like they had when his children were young. “We have so many fond memories of summers at Lake Norman, I know it would mean a lot to Howell to visit one last time as a family,” his wife, Susan reminisced.
Become a Wish Grantor so Howell and Susan spend a few final days with his daughter and grandson in at Lake Norman.
Clothing for Joshua
Joshua came into our care with just the clothes on his back. His wish is for three outfits, undergarments, socks, and tennis shoes.
Have you ever had someone tell you to not take little things for granted, like clean clothes and comfortable shoes?
Today is your chance to appreciate the little things and help someone less fortunate than you. Joshua came to our Inpatient Center with only the clothes on his back. With just one set of clothing, Joshua’s final wish is a pretty simple one, which to most of us, could also be taken for granted. You can help grant Joshua’s wish to have some new clothes and some comfortable tennis shoes. With your generous donation of $100, not only will you grant Joshua some new socks and shoes, but you might just warm his heart along with his toes.
Nichole’s wish is a simple one, to have her nails done one last time.
Oftentimes, it’s the little things that seem to lift one’s spirits the most when in a time of crisis.
As Nichole’s health has declined, she had a simple request that she shared with her daughter and caregiver- to get a manicure and pedicure. “Going to the salon has been the highlight of mom’s week for years. She says having a fresh coat of polish makes her feel like herself again. Mom loves to gab with all the other ladies about the latest happenings- its a social event for her,”said Amy, Nichole’s daughter.
Unfortunately, because of her condition, Nichole has been unable to physically go to a nail salon. Nichole’s wish is to have the salon come to her at the Covenant inpatient center.
Nothing feels better than time with the ones you love. Mae’s wish is to travel to her sister’s home for a final lunch.
As children, Mae and her sister, Cora were inseparable. They spent almost all their time together and shared everything. Even as adults, the pair would meet for lunch a few times a week and talk for hours.
When the two could no longer drive to meet, lunch plans started to fall through. Mae eventually had to move in with her son a few hours away due to her failing health. She often speaks about the isolation she feels and how much she misses spending time with her sister.
Mae’s wish is to travel to Cora’s town and have lunch one final time to reminisce and say goodbye.
Dorma’s Day of Pampering
Dorma’s wish is to feel pampered with a manicure and pedicure one final time.
Dorma is a caring soul who always puts others first, rarely taking time for herself. When speaking with her Social Worker, Dorma mentioned she hasn’t been pampered in years and was “absolutely tickled” by the idea of a day of beauty.
Dorma’s wish is simple: she’d like a bright red manicure and pedicure “to show she’s still sassy” says Dorma with a grin.
Elizabeth has always made sure to look her best. Her wish is a wash, cut, and style of her hair.
Elizabeth had a bit of trouble coming up with a wish, but her sweet grandson thought a fresh haircut would help.
She has always taken pride in looking her best, and her hair has been no exception. Elizabeth loves the feeling of a new cut and style and could frequently be seen headed to the salon. Her family said, “she will be so thankful for what some people might take for granted, a simple haircut, without having to worry about how to get to and from a salon. Elizabeth is currently at an Inpatient Center, and with your donation, she can have a stylist come to her bedside.
Music for Gene
Music is Gene’s passion. His wish is to hear some southern-style Christian hymns.
Gene has always had a passion for music; he is a musician and even has a record! Southern gospel is his favorite, he played at his church and with his band, The Gospel Quartet for many years. His wish is to hear the music he loves, southern-style gospel hymns.
Gene is currently in one of our Inpatient Centers and his son, Gene Jr., has requested a live private gospel music concert for his father to lift his spirits.
Lorraine’s wish is to be pampered one final time. Frequently, it’s the little things that seem to lift one’s spirits in a time of crisis.
Always an independent person, Lorraine has recently felt isolated due to her inability to drive anymore because of her health.
Her children mentioned how much she enjoyed getting her hair done, and thought it might lift her spirits. When they discussed the idea with Lorraine, she loved the idea and said, “When you look good, you do feel good.” Lorraine’s oldest son Sean added, “My mother never really took much time for herself, she has always focused on helping my brothers and chasing after her grandkids. I know the opportunity to be pampered will lift her spirits.”
With your gift, you can help lift Lorraine’s spirits.
Flowers for Frances
Frances would like flowers for her room at the Inpatient Center and a haircut to make her feel beautiful.
On any sunny afternoon, Frances could be found in the garden. She enjoyed being outdoors; watching butterflies flit from flower to flower in the springtime and the seasons changing in autumn.
Due to changes in her health, Frances now resides in an Inpatient Center and has been unable to enjoy the sunshine on a regular basis. Her wish is for some flowers to brighten her room and get her hair “done” like she use to do with friends.
Pearlie wishes to have a photo of her home in Birmingham, since she is unable to travel there.
There really is no place like home. Pearlie worked for many years as a dietician at the Children’s Hospital to save and purchase her home in Birmingham. She lived there for more than fifty years before her health condition made it necessary to move in with her sister, Miss Fossy.
Pearlie’s wish is to see her home in Birmingham one final time, but since she is unable to travel, the next best thing is a large photo of home sweet home.
With the help of a Wish Grantor like you, Pearlie can see her beloved home again.
With your help, we can grant June’s wish and surround her with some beautiful new house plants and flowers to make her feel at home in her new space.
You can certainly call June an avid gardener, because she has been doing it her whole life. Even at 94 years-young, June was recently spotted raking eight bags of leaves from her property. As June makes the move into a new assisted living facility, she wants to bring the “outside” in with her.
With your help, we can grant June’s wish and surround her with some beautiful new house plants and flowers to make her feel at home in her new space.
Clothing for Shana’s Children
With your help, we can grant Shana’s wish for new clothing for her two little girls.
Imagine facing the difficult situation of leaving behind two small children. Even though children are stronger than we think, we all want the very best for them. Shana is currently dealing with that very situation as she prepares for her final days. She has two young daughters and wishes to provide them summer clothing and shoes that will last long after she says goodbye. With your help, we can grant Shana’s wish and provide her with a sense of peace that her daughters will have the clothes they need. In the process, you might even help two young girls keep their mother’s love in their hearts and memory alive.
Victoria’s wish is simply a new chair.
Sometimes it’s the most simple things that matter. To Victoria, what matters most is being surrounded by her grandchildren when they visit her home. Due to her illness, Victoria is unable to comfortably and safely move around her home, often times having to stay in her room. When given the chance to have one final wish, she didn’t hesitate to request a recliner so that she can comfortably and safely stay in her living room and be surrounded by the laughter and love of her family. For Victoria, a chair will become the heart of her home.
Nathaniel’s Naval Memories
Nathaniel wishes for some small items that remind him of his days proudly serving our country aboard the USS Neosho.
Memories create such vivid pictures in our minds and can take us back to times. For Nathaniel, those memories are of a young man proudly serving our country aboard the USS Neosho. At 80 years old, Nathaniel thinks often of his ship and the brave men who he served alongside. Pictures, names, sounds and smells bring memories flooding back, and a smile to Nathaniel’s face. Nathaniel’s wish is simple. He has requested a copy of the book The Ship that Wouldn’t Die: The Saga of the USS Neosho by Don Keith, along with a U.S. Navy hat and framed photograph of the USS Neosho.
West’s Final Salute
With your donation, you’ll be granting West’s wish for replacement medals from his time in the Army.
West, a proud World War II Veteran, served our country with honor and received several medals recognizing his bravery and service. Over many years, West lost track of many medals and most of the uniform he wore with pride. Now as he enters the final chapter of his life, West wishes to recapture some of his memories by once again holding his medals. His wish is to receive replacement medals and a display case so that he can share his glory days with family and friends. West will pass down this memorabilia to his young grandsons as a way to help remember and honor “The Greatest Generation.”
Bruce’s Barber Shop Visit
With your donation you will be granting Bruce’s wish of visiting the barber shop one final time.
For most men growing up, it was common to visit a barber shop on the main street in your hometown. It was easy to be fascinated with all the barber stuff, the lively discussion and the uniqueness of a barber shop cut and shave. Now many years later, Bruce has a wish to experience a visit to the barber shop one last time – even if we have to bring the barber shop to him. With your gift, you can help make Bruce feel like a million bucks.
Charlotte’s wish is to visit with her daughter, one final time.
The mother-daughter relationship is one of the strongest and complex bonds in the world. It is considered one of the most powerful connections in nature that only mothers and daughters understand and share among themselves. Charlotte, a Covenant Hospice Care patient, wishes to make one last powerful connection with her daughter. With your donation, you can help Charlotte’s daughter make a visit to see her mother.
Margaret’s Family Photos
Margaret’s wish is for her family photos to be put together in one photo album.
Photo albums have the unique ability to become precious family heirlooms. With them, we can capture memories and stop time. As Margaret’s memories begin to fade, her wish is to have a family photo album put together to help her to remember the happy moments and priceless milestones. With your gift, you can grant Margaret’s wish and eventually give her family a precious heirloom.
John’s wish is to enjoy the healing beauty of nature.
They say gardening is good for the soul. Ask some of the healthiest people on the planet their secret, and the answer is often the same – spending time among the flowers and the dirt. Of course, John already knows this to be true. All his life, he has loved to be outside, planting seeds and watching them grow. Now, John’s planters have begun to fall apart. Covenant Care has found a volunteer to help John build new raised beds for his garden – but we need your help to fill them. Please grant John’s wish to get back to what he loves best…a gift that will grow his garden, while lifting his spirits.
Peter’s Game Show Dreams
Peter dreams of taking part in his favorite TV game show.
Peter loves watching “The Price Is Right.” (In fact, he’s been watching since Bob Barker was the host.) He’s always dreamed of sitting in the audience and hearing the announcer say, “Peter…come on down!” Because he is not able to travel, Peter thinks it would be fun to bring the game to him. With your help, we can host our own version of “The Price Is Right” at Peter’s assisted living facility. Imagine his delight when he gets called to play. Please, give Peter the gift of fun.
Wanda’s Family Reunion
Wanda wishes to throw a big family reunion.
There’s nothing better than time spent with loved ones. And there’s nothing Wanda loves more than a big family reunion. Help Wanda throw one final reunion with a seafood dinner at David’s Catfish House. With your gift, Wanda can enjoy a delicious meal with her entire family, filled with laughter, memories – and hushpuppies. Family is everything to Wanda. Please help us grant her wish to gather with the ones she loves.
Mildred’s Night on the Town
Mildred dreams of a night out on the town.
Girls just want to have fun. Mildred wishes to enjoy a night on the town with her best gals. Her perfect night out would include a new outfit, hair and makeup, and reservations at a nice restaurant – where she can spend time with her girlfriends talking and laughing one last time. It’s been a long time since Mildred was able to dress up and hit the town. You can help us give her a night she won’t forget.
Wilton wants to worship with a preacher and a choir.
Wilton loves spreading the gospel. He used to be a preacher himself, and he often reminisces about sharing his sermons and singing along with an old-fashioned choir. Since he’s in an assisted living facility, Wilton hasn’t been able to attend regular church services like he used to. His wish is simple – bring church to him. Wilton wishes for a visit from a preacher and a choir to sing his favorite classic hymns. Please, help us give Wilton the peace that comes with worship.
James’ Toy Collection
James wishes to add to his treasured collection of toy trucks.
James has quite the collection of toy cars and trucks. They fill his room at the assisted living facility. Everyone who stops by marvels at his tiny treasures, and he can tell you anything you would want to know about any of them. James’ wish is simple – just a few new toy vehicles would bring him great joy.
Marcella wishes to travel to St. Augustine Beach to visit her family and friends.
St. Augustine Beach holds a special place in Marcella’s heart. Many of her friends and family members still live there, and it is her wish to visit them one final time. Please help us grant Marcella’s wish to vacation with the ones she loves while she is still able to travel.
Michael wishes for a chair to help him sit and stand.
Michael would like a lift chair that will assist with sitting and standing in his final days. All he wants is to enjoy his final days with family, and this chair would make a big difference in Michael’s quality of life. Please help us give Michael his confidence and mobility back.
Christina’s Bedroom Makeover
Christina wishes for a new bedroom suit to bring her comfort.
Christina’s bedroom has always been a haven to her. She keeps it neat and tidy and current with the latest trends. Now, in her final days, she is spending more time in bed than ever. She wishes for a new bedroom suit to bring her comfort and joy.
James is a young man who wishes to regain his independence.
James wishes for a lift chair to assist him with sitting and standing during his final days. One of our younger patients, he is eager to remain as active and independent as possible. He used to play sports, and now he needs help with simple movements. This can be very frustrating to James, who is trying to make the most of life while making memories with his family. A lift chair will allow him to move more freely.
Debra’s Spa Day
Debra wishes for a soothing spa day.
Debra has always taken great care of herself, looking confident and put together no matter where she was headed. But lately, she hasn’t been feeling up to it. Debra would like to enjoy a spa day, but she is unable to travel. With your gift, we can bring the spa to Debra in the Covenant Care Inpatient Center. Help us provide pampering services that will make Debra feel like herself again.
Carol wishes for a soft new nightgown and pillow cases to make her more comfortable.
Carol just loves to be cozy. But her nightgown and bedding are worn out, and don’t feel as good as they used to. To provide comfort in her final days, Carol wishes for a soft gown and fresh pillowcases. Your gift can make a big difference. Please help us grant Carol’s wish for comfort – a little thing that means everything at Covenant Care.
Constance’s Beach Getaway
Constance dreams of one final getaway to the beach with her husband.
Constance is a true romantic. Even in her final days, she still longs for one more beach getaway with her beloved husband. She talks about it all the time. One of their favorite places to visit is Mexico Beach on the Gulf Coast. It would mean the world to her to spend one more weekend away with her husband and enjoy dinner at her favorite restaurant, Toucan’s on the Beach. (She’s already packing her bag.) With your help, we can give Constance the beach trip of a lifetime.
Joe’s Cozy Clothes
Joe wishes for some comfortable new clothes to keep him warm and cozy in his final days.
Joe is always telling his caregiver he is cold, even when he’s snuggled up with extra blankets. His wish is for some comfortable new clothes that will keep him toasty as he spends his final days surrounded by family and friends. With your help, we can grant this simple wish. After all, Covenant Care is all about the little things – and keeping our patients comfortable is at the top of our list. Please, help us keep Joe warm.
Arthur’s Coca Cola Dreams
Arthur’s pocketbook can’t keep up with his Coca Cola habit.
Arthur loves drinking Coca Cola. But he lives on a fixed income in an assisted living facility, and his allowance no longer covers his beloved fizzy treat. He’s been asking for a few cases of Coca Cola to enjoy in his final days. He just loves to pop open an ice-cold Coke … who doesn’t? Please help us grant Arthur’s wish. It’s simple moments like these that really make the days count.
Chris’ Fishing Trip
Chris wants to go fishing with his children one final time.
Chris and his kids have always made memories fishing together. He taught them how to bait a hook at a young age, and their love of the sport continues to grow. For his final wish, Chris dreams of taking his children on one last fishing trip. Please help us send the family on a fishing trip at the docks to enjoy special moments together – and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Hollie’s Seafood Lunch
Hollie would love a big seafood lunch with all her favorites! (Hushpuppies, please!)
Hollie has always loved living on the Gulf Coast. It’s the perfect place to enjoy fresh seafood, and she can’t stop thinking about her favorite meal. Hollie wishes to enjoy a big seafood lunch of boiled shrimp, coleslaw, hushpuppies…and dessert. There’s no better way to celebrate than with food. After all, many of life’s finest moments are commemorated with special meals. Help us give Hollie one more seafood lunch – a simple wish that will mean so much.
Bernice’s New Bedroom
Bernice wishes to spruce up her bedroom in her favorite color.
Bernice has been longing for a new bedroom suit in her favorite shade of mint green. She says she finds the color so peaceful, and it would make her feel wonderful to be surrounded by it. Please help us decorate Bernice’s bedroom with a new mint green comforter and pillows – a simple switch that will make a big difference in Bernice’s final days.
Ada’s Private Concert
Ada wishes to hear her favorite song one final time.
Ada has always loved Disney movies, especially Brother Bear. The song “I’m On My Way,” written by Phil Collins for the movie, particularly touches her heart. Ada’s daughter submitted this wish for her mother to hear her favorite song once more. The lyrics are more meaningful than ever:
Tell everybody I’m on my way
And I’m loving ever step I take
With the sun beating down yes
I’m on my way
And I can’t keep this smile off my face
Please help us find a musician to give Ada the Disney concert of her dreams.