Red-Vested Rockstar: Fatima Ahmad

December 14th, 2012

 

Fatima and her favorite childhood character... Elmo!

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

 Meet Fatima!

1.   Why she ROCKS!!

Some would describe this week’s Rockstar as a “positive, energetic person”…we could not agree more!  Fatima brings her energy, love of play, and honest desire to help others to our hospital every Thursday afternoon…and she is only a high school sophomore!  “I started volunteering because I wanted to make a change; I wanted to make a difference. The only problem? I was only about 14 when I first signed up! Luckily, Children’s allowed volunteers of my age.  I fell in love with everything about this hospital:  the kind people, the amazing volunteers, and the inspiring patients.  I just try to live an optimistic life.”

 2.   Favorite thing to do outside of volunteering?

“My favorite things to do outside of volunteering are probably reading and theater. Some of my favorite books include ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and ‘The Book Thief.” For theater, I like being backstage and helping there.”

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

 “No:  sadly, I have no pets, and I’m too young to have children!”

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

“If I could make a new candy bar, I would name it Chuckles. It would be made of milk chocolate and inside would be caramel swirls.  It would have layers too:  one of chocolate, one of caramel, and one in the middle of white chocolate!”

 5.   Share a favorite volunteer experience or story:

“My favorite volunteer experience is probably sitting with a patient and playing Wii…which I am awful at!!  The patient and I had a blast playing Mario Kart and talking!”

Thank you, Fatima, for all that you do! 

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