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…

Sewing Masks for Patients

For 3 semesters now, I have been volunteering at the Merit Health Wesley Hospital here in Hattiesburg. I helped the staff with paperwork, signed patients in, and helped patients fill out forms. Once COVID-19 came along, most if not all hospitals stopped allowing volunteering where patient contact was present. Being pre-med, this was the experience…