Red Vest Review

Red-Vested Rockstar: Keziah Lawson

Keziah-squareWhy she ROCKS?! “I am the oldest of five children. Because of this, I have always been comfortable around infants and kids. I had been to Children’s once when younger for pneumonia, and remember it as a positive experience and was familiar with their good reputation. About a year and a half ago an acquaintance of mine mentioned volunteering at Children’s hospital to me. Being that I want to go into nursing and enjoy kids, this sounded like a great opportunity! I looked into it, and loved how many opportunities they had.”

Favorite thing to do outside of volunteering? “Outside of volunteering I love to run. My favorite race is Ragnar, a two hundred mile relay race. I love that when I run it is just me and the road, no other distractions. This year I am running the Warrior Dash and am very excited.”

Do you have any kids or pets of your own? “I have two dogs; one is a black Chihuahua, Pomeranian mix named Violet, and the other is a Sheltie named Annabel. Violet is very timid and will often sit and “cry” to be held.  Annabel is an older dog so she spends a lot of time sleeping. I like to take my dogs for walks with my brothers and sisters.”

If you could create a new candy bar, what would be in it and what would you name it? ” It would be s’mores flavored, as s’mores are my favorite dessert! It would have marshmallows and graham crackers in the middle and then be dipped in chocolate. I am not sure what I would call it but I am sure that it would be very tasty!”

Share a favorite volunteer experience or story “My favorite volunteer experience happened a couple weeks ago. We had an event at St. Paul with Wild player, Ryan Carter. The press came and it was a huge deal. After the program, the children and their families got to get his signature and talk to him. It was so sweet to watch these children who are going through a really hard time, have so much excitement about meeting one of their role models. The parents were so thankful for the time that was put into organizing the event. It was one of those times when I got to see the impact Children’s hospital has on these patients and it was really neat to be a part of.”

Ingrid Arnold