Foundation helps make Thanksgiving to remember for local 97-year-old

In the News | January 2, 2017

As her 97-year-old mother’s health problems mounted, Linda Shaffer put her thoughts into an internet search.

“My mom and I had begun talking about end-of-life situations, and she said, ‘I hope I live long enough to see my great-grandbabies,’” Shaffer said.

Her mother, Mary Shaffer, had seen her granddaughter’s son, Caleb, a few years ago, and her grandson Cayce’s first-born, 6-year-old Caden, when he was a newborn, but had never met her grandson’s second child, Jacob, 3.

Linda Shaffer, 65, wanted to make sure her mother saw her grandson’s two boys as she coped with respiratory health problems.