Nancy Osorio-Diaz, a medical assistant student from Juneau, has volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club in Fond du Lac playing medical terminology games with children, at community events taking blood pressure, and her personal favorite, at the Dodge County Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) clinic in Juneau. She is bilingual and able to provide Spanish-speaking skills, which makes her a huge asset!
“Growing up, I saw how my mother struggled to communicate with the doctor about our health,” Nancy said. “I wish I could have helped her at the time. Now, I can help other families. This is my favorite part, I am happy to use my heritage and ability to speak Spanish to help others.”
Her volunteer work exceeded translating, she also helped the clinic with paperwork and appointments. Nancy has met her required volunteer hours and will soon be starting her internship at the UW Clinic in Beaver Dam. She will complete her Medical Assistant degree this December and has plans to continue her education to complete her nursing degree.
Nancy is an great student, but what makes her an exceptional human is that she saw a need at WIC and has continued to volunteer personally, outside of her documented volunteer hours.
“I saw how valuable my language skills were to WIC, it only makes sense to continue to help when I can,” Nancy said.
Considering her school-load, we think her commitment is remarkable and we are proud of her for using her skills (both language and medical) to aid a local organization in need.
Thank you Nancy, for being part of the good around us here at Moraine Park!
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