Saturday, April 27, 2013

National Volunteer Week: Patient Services

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.  Thank you. 
~Author Unknown
Rhonda Baker (center) with Stacey Russell (left)
and Patricia Thomson (right)
This week is National Volunteer Week and while The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is thankful for its volunteers year round, we are taking this opportunity to highlight seven outstanding volunteers that help make the North Texas chapter run so efficiently.

For Rhonda Baker, the decision to volunteer for LLS was a no brainer.  She is a Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor who is passionate about being part of the effort to find a cure for all blood cancers.  Rhonda is involved in just about every aspect of the North Texas Chapter.  She is a long-time participant in Team In Training, Light The Night, a First Connection volunteer, a member of the Speaker's Bureau and a vital volunteer to the Patient Services Program.

For years, Rhonda has come into the office every week for several hours to put together packets to mail to newly diagnosed blood cancer patients.  When a patient is diagnosed and looking for more information about their disease and resources LLS has to offer, they send a form into the LLS office.  It is Rhonda who puts together and mails the information new patients so desperately need to learn more about their diagnosis and treatment options.  Her attention to detail ensures that patients get all of the information they need in a prompt manner.

We are thankful for Rhonda!

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