Even the smallest act of kindness can make a big difference in someone’s life.
For Kay Kennedy, a volunteer at Paris Regional Medical Center, sitting with a patient who had expressed concern before a procedure was what she felt called to do. But for the patient, it meant the world.
Kennedy had overheard a woman say she was going to be alone when she came in for a procedure at PRMC the following day and expressed she was afraid.
Without a second thought, Kennedy decided to go in the next morning and sit with the woman to support her.
“We all need to be caring for others,” said Kennedy, “God gives us the opportunity, we need to just listen.”
Director of Senior Service Lisa House said Kennedy stayed with the lady through her entire procedure.
“After the procedure, the patient was a little confused and Kay was able to offer some information to the staff,” said House.
The patient said afterward that she was touched by the compassion of Kennedy and the service at PRMC.
“There are many people alone and I feel sitting with them is a way we can serve. I am proud to be a part of this our Auxiliary,” said Kennedy.
House added, “we have some amazing volunteers. They have donated to this community in many forms and ways.”