""We have a lack in our country of showing and honoring those who have paved the path for us that we care," Forkin says. "I wanted to change that.""
Quote:Burgett wanted to receive postcards from destinations across the globe so he could see the world without traveling and be in touch with people worldwide.
He contacted Wish of a Lifetime Foundation in August, and the group reached out to the public via Twitter and Facebook. One month later, Burgett had received more than 1,400 postcards from more than 65 destinations as far away as Istanbul and China, according to Jeremy Bloom, the founder of Wish of a Lifetime.
Quote:On Sept. 11, Forkin personally granted recipient Miriam Krause, a resident at Saint Martha Manor, a nursing home in Downingtown, Pa., a 100th birthday wish to ride in a hot air balloon. Krause was fixated on the idea, despite concerns expressed by Dave Fournier, director of Saint Martha Manor's recreation services.