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Taking Wish-Granting to New Heights: Ohio Senior Takes to the Sky in Hot Air Balloon Journey of a Lifetime

78-year-old Louise Vadasz’s lifelong dream to ride in a hot air balloon was fulfilled last week thanks to Wish of a Lifetime from AARP.

Dennis Wesler, licensed aeronaut and owner and operator of Heaven Bound Ascensions, piloted the hour-long hot air balloon ride for Louise and her dear friend, Elaine Tesler. The women enjoyed a tranquil afternoon overlooking the Cleveland skyline, coasting 1,000 feet in sunny skies and enjoying 60-mile panoramic views of Lake Erie, farms, and wooden parks from Chagrin Falls to West Branch State Park.

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