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Volunteering Is a Family Affair for the Simons

Volunteering Is a Family Affair for the Simons

The year with the asterisk beside it – that’s how 2020 will go down in the history books, some have said, due to the impact of COVID-19. But add another asterisk for the pandemic’s positive side.

One example is the Simon family. For almost a year, Rebecca Simon has been a DCH volunteer learning about DCH and health care operations. She is a student in the Manderson Graduate School of Business at The University of Alabama.

Rebecca is a triplet and one of five children. Anna, one of her younger sisters, came home from college in March and had much time to fill. Rebecca, who has volunteered at DCH all summer, shared her hospital adventure stories with Anna.

Anna soon became a virtual volunteer and made crafts to support DCH employees and patients. She has made fidget blankets for patients with dementia and wood-burned coasters. Her handcrafted, inspirational bookmarks – 600 total – will go to employees and Manderson Cancer Center patients.

“We are thankful for these sisters and all our volunteers who are continuing to make a difference!” said Wendi Parminter, director of Volunteer Services.

Shown in the photo are the Simon siblings. In the back, from left to right, are Luke, Anna and Jacob. In the front, from left to right, are Rebecca and Katie.