Our Praising Passion column celebrates inspiring Albertans who go above and beyond to improve the health andwell-being of people in their communities.
Nominate someone in your community or vote for the person you’d like to see featured in the next issue of Apple byemailing email@example.com or calling 403-943-1993. Comments are welcome and voting is openuntil July 30, 2015.
Corrie is passionate about helping people in rural communities get the bestcare possible. From medical equipment to health education and more, sheworks with health professionals, community members and others to helpmake it happen. As the executive director of the David Thompson HealthTrust, she also enjoys helping others make a difference in the community—through donations of their time, talent or treasure.
Mary and the Quilting Ladies of Heritage Valley Estates have donated morethan 400 hand-sewn quilts to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton.
Children at the hospital get to pick their own brightly coloured quilt, whichcover medical tubes or wires and make their hospital room more like home.
For Mary, seeing the joy on the faces of the kids and their families makesquilting worth the effort.
Krista is passionate about working with people at-risk and helping peoplewith learning challenges access learning aids. As the CEO of CanLearnSociety, a non-profit that helps children, adults and families with disabilitiessuch as attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) learn, she’s committedto improving literacy in Alberta.
Since 1964, Reeva, 91, has volunteered at the Cardston Hospital Auxiliary.
She’s helped with everything from purchasing equipment for long-term careresidents to filling Christmas stockings for newborns and running the centre’sgift shop. After receiving her 50-year service pin this past spring, Reeva saysshe still enjoys volunteering.
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