Student engineers modify client's walker in Sunny Day Fund success!
We are so thrilled to announce that our first major Sunny Day Fund project was successfully completed this past week. Four student engineers from the Assistive Medical Technologies Club at UD (AMT) spent the last six months modifying a Lori's Hands client's walker so he could take part in one of his favorite activities: cooking dinner for his family.
This project is exactly what we had in mind when we established the Sunny Day Fund one year ago. We couldn't be more pleased with the end result, and we have YOU, our supporters, to thank for making it possible. You can read the full story (and see more photos) on our blog here
The total cost of project supplies as well as purchase of a temporary walker for Dom to use while his was being modified was $330. To donate directly to our Sunny Day Fund and support another high-impact project, click here
LH officers accept Governor's Award for Volunteerism
Earlier this month, the 2016-2017 LH student officers--Madi Swenson, Alexandra Bunzel, Liz Leonard, Isha Purang and Judy Yang--and our dynamite summer intern Alyssa Benajmin were honored in Dover by Delaware Governor Jack Markell.
Gov. Markell remarked in his address, “One of my greatest honors is recognizing the volunteers each year who give back to their communities,” Gov. Jack Markell said. “Their acts of selflessness empower so many other lives and contribute to a stronger and healthier Delaware for all of us. Tapping into their generosity is one of the keys to realizing our state’s potential, recognizing that government alone can’t solve all of the challenges we face.” You can read more about the event here
Community clinical nursing students recognized for "above and beyond" efforts
Lori's Hands is now a placement site for the UD nursing program's community clinical rotation, and two students, Hayley Meadows and Sarah Varnes, were recently recognized for their work with a caseload of 12 Lori's Hands clients.
Lori’s Hands client Jane said of the girls’ time with her, “Sarah and Hayley are such beautiful spirited young women - for the first time in months I have renewed faith in our future as a society. Besides the vacuuming and mopping I had them do, we had great conversations about being a caregiver, being a careneeder and trying to see through patients' irritability and pain.”
You can read about Hayley and Sarah's experience in UDaily here