•June 7, 2017•
Pam Waddell loves making a difference by sharing homemade crafts that bring a small bit of comfort and joy to patients at Sarah Bush Lincoln.
“My goal is to make people smile,” she said. As a hospital volunteer, Waddell works with a group that makes and delivers homemade crafts to people receiving care. She also helps decorate for special events and works in the hospital’s gift shop. “It’s a real blessing to get to do this. I have gained so many wonderful experiences and made many friendships,” she said.
Always quick to lend a hand and work extra hours when needed, Waddell was surprised to earn honors as Volunteer of the Year in 2017 at the Guild’s annual banquet. “I’m extremely humbled. There are so many others that are so deserving,” she said. Waddell was especially touched when her husband escorted her parents to hear the announcement, a surprise arranged by Volunteer Services Director Colleen Stoner. “It’s so overwhelming to get acknowledged for doing something fun and totally unexpected.”
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