Letters of Love

Last semester, I embarked in writing to residents of nursing homes in the Hattiesburg area. Not only was I creating for others, thinking of thoughtful messages that would make someoneโ€™s day, but it filled me up as well. I was so grateful during such an odd time in all of our lives that I had…

Volunteering at Forrest General Hospital

Since my freshman year, I have been volunteering as an Ambassador at Forrest General Hospital. Even though I have been volunteering there for years now, it never gets boring or repetitive. There is always someone new to meet and have a conversation with or a new task to do that I havenโ€™t ever done before.  Ms.…

Volunteering as a Student Nurse

I am currently in my second semester of nursing school here at Southern Miss, and I loving every minute of it! It has already been such a rewarding experience, and I feel like even as a student, I have been able to help so many different patients with their care. Over the past 2 years,…

COVID Cares Team

This past semester has certainly been one to remember and one that I would never have foreseen in even my wildest dreams. With COVID-19 still threatening the health and welfare of our community, I was unable to return to my volunteer duties in the emergency department at Forrest General Hospital. Because I have learned the…

Spreading Joy Through Letter Writing

In semesters past I have visited nursing/assisted living homes in order to bring a smile to elders faces. This semester I wanted to give back to the elders, but because of COVID-19 restrictions were put into place I wasn’t able to go to those facilities. That is when I discovered Letters Against Isolation. Letters Against…

Luckyday COVID Cares Team

            This year, thus far, has been weird, crazy, virtual, confusing, and stressful.  Who would have ever thought that we would be in the midst of a world-wide pandemic?  Seriously, though, we read about The Black Death from 1346-1353, the Spanish Flu of 1918, and the Polio Outbreak in our history books in grade school,…

Letters Against Isolation

This year has been difficult for many people. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, everyone had to isolate themselves from one another. Although many of us younger people could slowly start being around each other again (with the regulations), many older people are still having to isolate themselves to protect their health. Last semester, I was…