Hello, Susan! #NationalVolunteerWeek

By April 12, 2016Blog, News

Volunteers at BIND are such special people. They are truly indispensable and we want them to know how thankful we are for them. They are heroes in championing our mission and supporting our cause. They help make a difference in the lives of BIND Members.

This month (April) is Volunteer Appreciation Month and it was a pleasure for me to have had the opportunity to interview one of the dedicated BIND volunteers. I wanted to know more about her; like, what brought her to BIND.

Her name is Susan and I am honored to share some of what I learned about her with you.

Question:          Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?

Susan:                  “Well, it doesn’t happen as much as it should but, I’m a dead ringer for Dr. Ruth.”

Question:         Are you a morning person?

Susan:                  “Not really, but I can function with the best of them if necessary.”

Question:         Do you have any hobbies?  If so, what’s your favorite?

Susan:                  “Yes….I’m truly a big hobbyist.   I love them all. I crochet, play hand-bells, do Words with Friends (WWF) and I’m an avid reader.”

Question:         What 3 things you would take to a deserted island?

Susan:                  “Bible, food and water.”

Question:         If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Susan:                  “Sign language. Mostly, so I could sign songs in Church.”

Question:         How did you get involved with BIND?

Susan:                  “Carrie, my daughter, had a stroke. My husband and I became very involved with her caregiving. Since I was Carrie’s limo driver, I became involved with the initial BIND planning and brainstorming gatherings that Carrie was attending.”

Question:         What does volunteering do for you or why do you choose to volunteer for BIND?

Susan:                  “It fills a sense of purpose and giving back. And, of course, the personal connection with Carrie and the other members that I’ve come to know and appreciate.”

Question:         What’s your favorite color?

Susan:                  “Green. It’s Baylor’s and Stars’ color, trees, grass and nature.”

Question:         What kind of music do you like (rock, classical or whatever) and what’s your favorite song?

Susan:                  “Old Fashion Rock N’ Roll, Classical and Hymns. My favorite, I have too many favorites to choose from….like Heartbreak Hotel and Peace Like a River are just a few songs that would stand out on my list.”

Question:         If you could have any car you wanted, what would you pick?

Susan:                  “A turquoise Thunderbird.”

Question:         If you could meet anyone, living or dead, whom would you meet?

Susan:                  “Elvis or Simon Peter.”

Question:          If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

Susan:                  “I’d probably faint…then, scream, and buy a new house and then the turquoise T-bird.”

Question:         What’s your favorite movie?

Susan:                   “Another tough one but I’m gonna go with Gone With the Wind

Question:         What’s your favorite fruit?

Susan:                  “Strawberries.”

Question:          How tall are you, really?

Susan:                  “On a good day, I’m 4’7”.

My Comment: Although Susan is on the petite side (and didn’t get mad when I teased her about it), I especially want her to know, and it may only be figuratively but, I believe on her best days, she stands awesomely tall to me as a BIND volunteer!

I know there is so much more to learn about this wonderful woman and thank her with all my heart for sharing what she has and for doing what she does as a volunteer at BIND.

~Barbara, BIND Member