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20Aug

Palm Springs Desert Sun

By:  Sherry Barkas, July 10, 2018 “In granting ‘bucket list’ wishes to seniors, this nonprofit is taking them ‘from darkness to light’” All her life, Anita Saavedra-Durnil has dreamed of flying in the Goodyear Blimp. “I have always, always, always wanted to ride in the blimp,” said the 69-year-old Yucca Valley resident. On Monday, that dream finally came true with the help of My Jump, a local nonprofit started eight years ago by Webb Weiman of La Quinta to help seniors fulfill their “bucket...

02May

The Costco Connection

TOO OFTEN, we reach an age where we accept that we didn’t accomplish everything on our bucket list and decide to live out the rest of our days in routine. But Costco member Webb Weiman, founder of the nonprofit organization Jump!, based in La Quinta, California, has set out to change that. Jump! provides opportunities to seniors to help them accomplish even their wildest wishes. In 2011, Weiman, 54, accompanied his wife, Kimberly Lee, a lawyer, to an estate-planning presentation...

02May

Winona Post

Louise Spencer’s voice is soft and kind, and her words come out with a slight Southern drawl. But the truck she stepped into last Friday growled deeply when she turned the ignition, and it let out a fierce hiss as its air brakes disengaged. It is just a week and a half from Spencer’s 92nd birthday and she is driving an 18-wheel semi-truck for the first time. She is not nervous. A nonprofit aimed at helping seniors cross items from their bucket...

02May

Star Tribune Article

Six months past cancer surgery and nine days shy of her 92nd birthday, Louise Spencer pushed her walker up to the door of the 18-wheeler. She scampered up into the cab — on her own, eschewing the offers of help from onlookers — and plopped down in the driver’s seat behind the giant steering wheel. “It’s bigger than I am,” she said. She listened carefully as Tom Gierok, an instructor in the truck driving program at Minnesota State College Southeast, explained...