Omaha-based nonprofit provides seniors with Facebook Portal devices to connect with family

Family is the most important thing in Jean Nedrig’s life.

But for several months, she has been unable to see the faces of her relatives without masks, plexiglass or windows separating them.

Thanks to an Omaha-based nonprofit, Nedrig has been able to connect with her family via video calls during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Lincoln woman is one of more than 300 seniors to benefit from Facebook Portal devices provided by the Dreamweaver Foundation.

The foundation, which started in 2012, fulfills dreams for seniors with lifelong or chronic illnesses. Many of their dreams are centered on childhood memories or reuniting families.