At 90 years of age, Wanda was feeling segregated and forlorn. An inclination is very much normal for some old, who outlast their companions and might not have family to care for them. Wanda realized she really wanted social communication frantically, so she assumed control over issues. She composed a note and put it on the entryway of one of her neighbors – Marleen Brooks of San Francisco, California.
Marleen headed toward Wanda’s home with a companion the following evening to present herself and she brought along cupcakes. A short time later, Marleen wrote to Frank Somerville of KTVU News to let him know what occurred.
She’s such a sweet lady!
And she was over the moon when we came over.
‘I hope you didn’t think I was stupid for writing you, but I had to do something.
Thank you so much for coming over.
I’ve lived here for 50 years and don’t know any of my neighbours.’
Wanda has 3 sons, one died last year of cancer.
The other two live far away.
She’s 90 and and is on oxygen and has congestive heart failure, osteoporosis, among other ailments.
We brought her cupcakes (didn’t have enough time with work to make the banana bread).
I also made sure she knew she can call us at any time and that I’ll be back to spend time with her!
I’m sure Wanda and I will have some great times.”
Since sharing her story, Wanda’s letter has been shared by many individuals on Facebook.
“I love this story,” Frank wrote accordingly. “Furthermore, I’m so glad for Wanda. In any case, as I said in my first post, there are so many others out there who are forlorn very much like Wanda. I would ask that perhaps you think about thumping on their entryway and saying howdy.
I realize it would mean everything to them. What’s more, who knows, perhaps you’ll make another companion.” This is superb counsel. Likewise consider chipping in at a neighborhood senior focus or seniors living office. There are numerous ways of connecting and having an effect.
Marleen said that she additionally shared her story as a “update that there are a great deal of desolate individuals out there. Particularly older individuals.” She added, “Assuming you realize somebody like that in your area perhaps think about heading toward their home and saying hello.
Perhaps present to them a few treats as well. I ensure that you will fill their heart with joy. And yet you may likewise make another companion. How incredible could that be?” It’s endearing to see individuals like Marleen stepping up and invest energy with Wanda and being her companion.