Red-Vested Rockstar: Elise Beckman
“I started volunteering at a local hospital in my hometown of Sacramento, CA ten years ago, and applied to volunteer at Children’s when I found out I’d be moving to the Twin Cities. That was over two years ago, and I still enjoy coming in every Sunday! I work as a financial analyst for another local hospital system, and love the opportunity to be involved in multiple healthcare environments in the Minneapolis area.”
2. Favorite thing to do outside of volunteering?
“I love to travel, and try to explore a new country every year! Next on my list: China.”
3. Do you have any kids or pets of your own?
“No kiddos or pets currently, but I hope to have both some day…after I’ve explored several more countries.”
4. If you could create a new candy bar, what would be in it and what would you name it?
“Hmm…I would probably add sea salt to a Twix bar, so I’d call it a “Salty Twix.” (I clearly would need some help with branding!)”
5. Share a favorite volunteer experience or story:
“We had a sweet patient in the PICU, who has been hospitalized for some time. One day, I had the pleasure of spending time with the patient’s siblings while their parents spent some time alone with their little one. It was a great experience and a wonderful memory, as the parents were given the opportunity to spend concentrated time with their sick child together. One of the best things about volunteering at Children’s is getting to experience all aspects of care – for not only the patient, but for the families, as well.”
Thank you, Elise, for brightening the day of our patients and families.