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Red-Vested Rockstar: Evelyn Sanchez

Evelyn Sanchez

Meet Evelyn!

Why she rocks? “I was born and raised in Orange County, Calif., and moved to Minnesota about 3 years ago. I absolutely love it here, especially the very nice/positive people I’m surrounded by and the beautiful seasons. I’ve always found joy and happiness whenever I’m around children, because each child has a different personality and I find that fascinating. My goal is to one day become a Doctor/Surgeon and go around the world, and give out free medical care to those in need. What strives me to accomplish that goal was the quote my mom once told me, ‘Don’t leave for tomorrow what you can accomplish today.’ So when I heard about Children Hospital’s volunteer program I immediately jumped at the opportunity, and applied as soon as possible. Ever since I’ve started I look forward to every Tuesday, when I get to come in and see all the awesome staff and families at Children’s.”

What is your favorite thing to do outside of volunteering? “My favorite thing to do outside of volunteering is probably spending time with friends and family, and play sports, especially soccer.”

Do you have any pets of kids of your own? “I don’t have any kids, but I hope I will once I’m older and married. I have two adorable little goldfish named Chip and Dale, who are fun to watch swim around their fish tank.”

If you could create a new candy bar, what would be in it and what would you name it? “Hmm, that’s a tough one since there are already lots of amazing types of candy bars out in the world, but if I were to create one it would include every type of chocolate in the world combined and I would probably name it The Chocolate Bomb.”

Share a favorite volunteer experience or story: “It’s hard to pick just one experience I’ve had at Children’s, since I’ve had so many wonderful opportunities to be with different types of patients, and each one is different to the next one, which is amazing. The best experience I’ve had is seeing the patient smile whenever I walk into their room, and I always try my hardest to brighten their day the best I can!”