Violet Suchan takes pride in her yard and always has. But the weeding, mulching and other landscaping needs have become a strain on the 78-year-old Hodgkins resident, who became very ill with respiratory problems last year and continues to grow short of breath and suffer from back pain.
So, when Suchan’s daughter, Dawn Kroma, read about the Wishmakers program in Angie’s List Chicago, she wasted little time before secretly nominating her mother. “I wanted to surprise her,” Kroma says. “She never wants to ask too much of anyone. She hates the idea of putting anyone out.”