Red-Vested Rockstar: Derran Bedward

Derran and the infamous 'handwasher!'


Children’s Volunteer Services presents: Red-Vested Rockstar!

 Meet Derran!

1.   Why he ROCKS!?!

 Derran is a sophomore at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Kinsesiology, under Pre-Medicine. He hopes to become a surgeon in either Pediatrics or Orthopedics. His family originated from Jamaica, although he was born right next door, at Abbott Northwestern! He has lived in Minneapolis (in the SAME house!) his whole life. Derran came on board late August, and we are THRILLED to have his enthusiasm and playful spirit on our volunteer team!

 2.   Favorite thing to do outside of volunteering?

 “I enjoy spending time with my friends and family because there is nothing better than laughing with those you love and care about. In addition to that, being a Seventh-Day Adventist Christian, I enjoy participating in all of my various church programs and events.”

 3.   Do you have any kids or pets of your own?

 “I have no kids (though I love babies) and no pets.”

 4.   If you could create a new candy bar, what would be in it and what would you name it?

 “Well, I don’t really like chocolate (yeah, yeah…weird, I know), so it would be one not made out of chocolate. It would be amazing, and I would call it“Chocoless!”  Haha!’

 5.   Share a favorite volunteer experience or story:

 “My favorite volunteer experience thus far would have to be my very first day. Ms. Ingrid and I were on my tour when we came across this handwashing machine that neither of us had ever used until that day. It honestly looked like two turbines that sprayed soapy solution on your hands, and then partially dried them. It was awesome!!”

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