Woman Celebrates 104th Birthday!
RANCHO MIRAGE - The Dream Foundation helps celebrate a milestone in a local woman's life.
104 year old Josephone Turchi was surrounded by family members and fellow residents Tuesday to celebrate her birthday at Morning Star. Turchi is a Shangrila Hospice patient with the diagnosis of "failure to thrive"-a state of decline often caused by chronic concurrent diseases and functional impairments. She has received a limited life expectancy of fewer than six months.
Turchi was born March 5, 1909. She raised a family and worked primarily as a homemaker, although she kept the books for her husband's plumbing practice, was active in an Italian heritage club and remained true to her Catholic faith.
According to figures presented in the 2010 Census, only 1.73 per 10,000 people lives to be-let alone surpasses-age 100.
The Dream Foundation is the first and largest national wish-granting organization for adults and their families suffering life-threatening illness.