Why Drive 160 Miles to Volunteer?

Volunteer Lynn Stone and patient Diane Brady in the Infusion Center“Human life is about serving others,” explained Lynn Stone, who is in his 20th year as a hospice volunteer while volunteering at National Jewish Health. “When I read about National Jewish Health, I knew I wanted to be part of the amazing work done here. I don’t even think about the miles. The opportunity to be at a world-renowned institution and help truly grateful patients makes it all worthwhile.”

Every Thursday, Lynn makes the trek from northeast of Colorado Springs to the Infusion Center. He arrives with a smile on his face, an eagerness to do any task and a genuine sense of caring that radiates from him as he greets patients, helps them laugh, answers the phone and assists our staff.

“Lynn jumps right in and does whatever is needed,” said Sharon Baker, nurse manager of the Infusion Center. “He makes you feel like you are the only person in the room, and that you are the most beautiful one there.”

His demeanor is especially helpful in the Infusion Center, where needles and infusions can make patients anxious. “Lynn’s ability to be calm and comforting has helped decrease patient anxiety when they come for treatment,” explained Cathy Hancock, RN, Infusion Center nurse.

“I am honored to be part of the patient-focused work you do, and happy to help in even the smallest way,” concluded Lynn.

Thank you Lynn, for your dedication and commitment to serving others. And thank you to all our volunteers; we appreciate your service tremendously!