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Zelie senior meets mini horse as part of her ‘Twilight Wish’

Helen Kasing pets Koda the horse, whom she got to meet as part of a Twilight Wish Sunday, Oct. 23. Shane Potter/Butler Eagle

NEW SEWICKLEY TWP, Beaver County — Helen Kasing rode horses as a child, having owned three that she remembers.

However, none of her horses could paint pictures or slam dunk a basketball — two tricks she got to see Koda the horse perform Sunday, Oct. 23.

Kasing, a 69-year-old living at Lutheran SeniorLife Passavant in Zelienople, got to meet Koda at Whispering Pines on Sunday, as part of a wish granted by the Butler County Chapter of Twilight Wish

Upon seeing the miniature horse, Kasing began crying, thinking of her childhood horses.

“He’s beautiful,” Kasing said. “I would like to ride him.”

Jean Bowen, co-director of Twilight Wish, said the organization grants about 100 wishes a year for people over age 65, with a focus mainly on people of low-income.

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