Barb was recently honored to be the guest speaker for the Volunteer Luncheon at Pardee UNC Health Care. The theme was "Every Moment Makes a Difference". She spoke about her relationship with the Pardee blood bank and the Pardee Cancer Center nurses and about how she decided to start our non-profit, Project Dignity of WNC.
From her speech:
After being in the schools for a full year, we knew we had succeeded in helping the girls when we received a letter from Matthew Gruebmeyer, Director, Student Services, Henderson County Public Schools.
"Project Dignity helps our students stay in school, having product at school means students don’t have to run to the store, call mom or dad who are likely working or even miss school because students stay home when they want to avoid the embarrassment of being at school without. Finally, being a student is hard enough these days. Project Dignity helps our students to be confident and secure at a time when they might not otherwise feel that way.”
Ladies and gentlemen, be aware of what’s going on around you, don’t pass up the opportunity to have every moment make a difference. Whether it’s simply a smile at a patient that’s just been delivered some bad news about their health, or helping someone who is wandering lost in the hospital or garage. You can make that interface make a difference.
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