2023 Volunteer Award Winners
Volunteers are immensely valued and important to LuskinOIC. We wanted to highlight 4 award winners in the categories of Family Volunteer of the Year Award, Youth Volunteer of the Year Award, Adult Volunteer of the Year Award, and Exceptional Commitment & Dedication Award. Thank you to each and every volunteer that continues to support LuskinOIC’s mission of making sure all children can grow well and play well.
O’Malley Family – Family Volunteer Award
The main reason why Lisa loves working with LuskinOIC is because of our impact of providing cutting-edge care based on research and science, done so with compassion and empathy. Like her mother, Sarah believes that LuskinOIC provides exemplary care to the community regardless of who you are or your ability to pay. She expressed that the doctors and staff truly care about getting to know each patient as an individual and that the interpersonal connections are what make LuskinOIC stand out.
Kimberly – Youth Volunteer Award
Kimberly N. was inspired to volunteer with LuskinOIC after witnessing the incredible impact the organization has had on the lives of children and families in her community. She has always had a passion for helping others and giving back, and LuskinOIC’s commitment to providing high-quality care to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay, resonated deeply with her.
Stephanie – Adult Volunteer Award
Stephanie says “My Mama embedded in me a desire to pursue and advocate for my sueñitos con corazon (dreams with heart) at a young age. Caring for my mother and family as we experienced health issues in regards to access, financially attainable, and culturally inclusive care meant navigating the U.S healthcare system very early on in life. I saw my own struggles reflect a bigger inequality my community faced in healthcare. My sueñito took form and I decided to dedicate myself to expanding current healthcare systems, uplifting, and designing services specifically for monolingual, low-income, immigrant families like my own.
Gussie – Exceptional Commitment and Dedication Award
Gussie Edmondson has been volunteering with LuskinOIC for the last 26 years, dedicating her life to transforming the lives of every child, parent, doctor, and nurse she has interacted with. For Gussie, nothing is more rewarding than making a change, no matter how small.