This numb feeling, the feeling of no hope and your life coming to a sudden hault. This was the feeling I got when I finally got that email I’ve been waiting for all four years of college. For quite some time now, I’ve known Occupational Therapy was my calling. I knew helping people especially through this… Continue reading Change is good?
With the help from my grandma, I raised $75 to jump into a freezing cold pool on Saturday February 18th, 2017 for Special Olympics! The $75 sends two Special Olympic athletes to the Summer, Fall or Winter State Games for free so raising this money meant a lot to me and the athletes! Being on… Continue reading Special Olympics Polar Plunge
Wow. There is no other words that can explain how the week at Traverse City spent away from the workings of school to be surrounded by SOMI athletes in 16 degree weather for hours on end. Starting on Tuesday, January 31st, 100 CMU students travelled to The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa to volunteer until… Continue reading Special Olympics Winter Games
This is my first time volunteering in Fall Games and my first time on Medical Staff so I couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity. I had to miss recruitment back in Mount Pleasant but it was so worth it to work with these athletes for two days in Ypsilanti, Michigan. On Friday morning, I… Continue reading Special Olympics Fall Games 2016
In March of 2016, I became a group home direct care worker in Isabella. This means that with my CPR/First Aid certification and other trainings through Listening Ear before employment, I get to work directly with patients doing what I will be doing after graduation. I am working with adults-elderly aged patients with disabilities as… Continue reading Listening Ear
Pre-trip thoughts: As I finally gathered all of my belongings for the week into a bag, I have started to reflect on the past 8 weeks of planning leading up to my first Alternative Spring Break of Site Leading. After multiple trainings & office hours with my co-site leader, calling Tasha (our site coordinator),… Continue reading Youth Mentoring
Every summer, I think about wanting to make a difference and to do something within my future career. As I was looking up summer camps online towards the end of my sophomore year at Central, I found this camp called Camp Quality. The thing that really made me want to sign up to be a… Continue reading “Letting Kids With Cancer Be Kids Again”