After Fairview Ridges Hospital treated Robyn Scott for a broken ankle in 2007, she vowed she’d return as a volunteer.
One year later, a mammogram and subsequent biopsy revealed she had breast cancer. Once again, Scott found herself in the care of Fairview Ridges, this time in the hospital’s Breast Center.
In spite of her setback, Scott never forgot her promise to volunteer.
“They made me feel like I was a partner in my care, not just a patient,” she says.
Scott, a retail banking specialist at Home Federal Savings Bank, volunteers every Wednesday evening at FairviewRidges where she trains the hospital’s junior volunteers. She also has worked with the hospital’s college scholarship program for several years, interviewing student candidates after their volunteer experience.
“I love working with high school kids,” Scott says. “I am always amazed to see the growth and maturity that has taken place since they started volunteering.”
Scott also serves on the Fairview Ridges Ambassador Committee, where she helps publicize the good work the hospital has done.
“Volunteering has taught me understanding, kindness, thankfulness and compassion,” she says. “Most of all, it has taught me how to be happy.”