Donna and Falton Fischer started volunteering with Wausau Area Mobile Meals 19 years ago when Falton retired from a long teaching career in the Wausau School District.”
One day every week, you’ll find them delivering meals on a regular route. In addition to providing a hot, nutritious meal to home bound residents in our community, their deliveries offer a “check-in” to ensure individuals are safe.
Several months ago they were making their regular delivery when they found one of their recipients had fallen earlier that morning and was unable to get up. She lived alone and her closest relative had visited the day before.
Fortunately, Donna and Falton were able to help her off the floor and to her couch. She insisted she was okay, that she didn’t want to bother anyone and that she felt fine. After some coaxing, she agreed to let them call an ambulance and went to the hospital to be examined. She was eventually moved to a rehab facility for therapy to gain strength and mobility.
Thanks to Donna and Falton’s timely delivery, she was quickly found and received assistance. Without her Mobile Meals delivery, she may have been on the floor for some time and the results could have been very different.
In addition to their weekly Mobile Meals route, Donna and Falton are active volunteers in their church. According to Falton, “As long as we are blessed with good health, we’ll keep active volunteering to help others. Giving back to others is the right thing to do.”