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Twilight Wish Come True

Twilight Wish Come True

Robert Richardson, a Twilight Wish Foundation target of a W. Atlee Burpee Co. employees, sits in a new motorized wheelchair he perceived from them, a aged primer one no longer necessary.one

Twilight Wish Come True

Twilight Wish Come True

Robert Richardson, a Twilight Wish Foundation target of a W. Atlee Burpee Co. employees, and Adrienne Tabas, a Rehab executive during Briarleaf Nursing Home in Doylestown, demeanour over a motorized wheelchair he perceived from them.

Twilight Wish Come True

Twilight Wish Come True

Robert Richardson, a Twilight Wish Foundation target of a W. Atlee Burpee Co. employees, sits in a new motorized wheelchair he perceived from them, and interjection George Ball, a CEO of Burpee for his employees’ present to him.




Posted: Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 4:54 pm
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Updated: 1:12 am, Thu Jan 15, 2015.


Ready to ride

By Peg Quann
Staff writer

The Intelligencer

Robert Richardson got new wheels and is raring to go.


The proprietor during a Briarleaf Nursing Convalescent Center gave his new, splendid red, electric wheelchair a exam expostulate Wednesday and conspicuous it “lovely” in his lilting Irish accent.

“It gives me good leisure now. we can go and come like we please,” he said. In his old, manually powered chair, it was formidable to pierce his 6-foot, 4-inch frame. “I was finale adult like a snail,” he said.

Richardson, 68, has been a proprietor of a nursing trickery for roughly 11 years. He has no family here in America, so there was no one to assistance support his need for a new wheelchair.

That’s where a W. Atlee Burpee Co. and a Twilight Wish Foundation came to his aid.

Each year, a 160 employees of a Burpee seed association in Warminster confirm on a internal gift to support. This year it was a Twilight Wish Foundation, formed in Doylestown, that grants wishes to honourable seniors in need. Since a pregnancy in 2003, a classification has helped some-more than 2,190 individuals.

Two member of a Twilight organization, Mary Farrell and Michele Bowren, participated in a display along with several Burpee employees who lifted $4,500 this year by a wordless auction during Christmas. The supports paid for a motorized wheelchair, purchased during a bonus by Delcrest Medical Supplies. Joe VanLeer represented Delcrest during a event. Other purchases for a aged in need will be done with a remaining funds.

On Wednesday, Burpee Chairman and CEO George Ball watched Richardson try out his new wheelchair.

“It’s a 2016 model,” Richardson quipped as Ball asked him if it was a hybrid. The dual group chatted about a outing Ball took to Ireland.

“Our employees are happy to assistance you,” Ball said.

“We’re happy to see we cruising around in your new scooter,” pronounced Tina Armentani, executive of tellurian resources for a Burpee Co.

Richardson, who pronounced he was innate in County Cork in a south of Ireland, and has lived in America given 1992, was changed by a presentation. He pronounced he has been regulating a primer wheelchair for 6 years though it was tough to pull himself along in it. “I was hardly removing around. we was delayed relocating and out of puff.”

He thinks a motorized wheelchair will assistance him in a accumulation of ways. “I won’t be using out of steam,” he said. “It shows a goodness we accommodate in people … These people have to be commended for what they did … It means an awful lot to me.”

Peg Quann: 215-345-3179;

email: pquann@calkins.com;

Twitter: @pegquann

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Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 4:54 pm.

Updated: 1:12 am.


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