Interview with Linda Hunt, our wonderful intern, by Karl “with a K” BIND Member:
I had the pleasure of interviewing Linda Hunt, who is a volunteer all three days that BIND is open each week, and found her very easy to speak with. She is in the final stages of her degree program, which upon conclusion will make her a qualified rehabilitation counselor. Asked what she is hoping to do with this qualification, she stated that she likes helping people who want to help themselves, and this degree will put her in a position to do just that. Working amongst those that are still striving here at BIND to make gains from a brain injury they have experienced has shown her that it is a field that serves “as a door to unlock” her skills. Linda said that the Clubhouse is inspiring her to be better at what she does, and that she most definitely can see herself working with the brain injured in the future.
Upon being asked if her family is behind the plan of working with the brain injured she said that her husband, two daughters, and son are all on board. She added that her children have all mentioned how proud they are of what she has done and continues to accomplish.
Linda spoke of living in Canada for 14 years before her 16 years here in Texas. This, of course, was happy news for the many hockey fans that we have here at the Clubhouse. Asked if she has any hobbies or interests out of her studies, Linda identified that she is a big fan of making ceramics because she finds it so relaxing. She may need relaxation after each day at the Clubhouse, but you would never know it while she is here. She is doing wonderful work here, and we are already sad that she is going to depart after her graduation.