DeAnne S

I first met DeAnne after signing up to volunteer at her clinic. She is the Director of a Doctors' Free Clinic in Utah and has been for seven years. She is one of the most dedicated women I have ever met. She has taken care of over 12,000 patients since the doors opened back in 1999. She never turns anyone down regardless of their wants. It's a difficult job when you are raising a family of four daughters and she does find time for everyone.

I admire her for the non-judgmental manner in which she sees all people, uninsured, homeless, elderly and the very young. Watching her makes me very tired. But, it also encourages me to do better with people less fortunate than myself. She is selfless and very caring. I admire her qualities and attitudes when it comes to helping others out of poverty and making life better for everyone.

I would like to nominate DeAnne and recognize all that she does for so many people in the community. She has no idea just how needed her services are. The clinic is a mainstay now and without her, it might not be the success that it is.

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Adam T from Long Island, NY APRIL 17, 2008
I have been "touched" by a similar experience...I was about 18yrs old and visiting my mom at her job for the first time. Walking past a few office desks, everyone was smiling and saying hi, but this one person who had his back to me turned around, and with a large, smiling face stood tall and extended his hand out to me and delivering a strong and compassionate handshake said, "It's nice to meet you" There was great warmth in his eyes and gesture. I knew at that moment that it was the best impression I ever received from a stranger. I only hope that I can deliver a hint of that kind gesture every time I extend my own hand.

Kirthishri M.V. from Bangalore, India FEBRUARY 8, 2008
Great lesson to learn...great lesson for life!

Anam K. from London, England NOVEMBER 24, 2007
A brilliant touch to respect.

Patrick H. from Illinois, USA NOVEMBER 22, 2007
Thank you for sharing "the lesson of life." If somebody does something wrong, then have the compassion to point them in the right direction. (Words of wisdom by a 9 year old.)

Bob M. from Uzbekistan OCTOBER 31, 2007
Indeed, lessons are cool.

Sharon from Michigan, USA OCTOBER 25, 2007
Wow, this was pretty nice to read.

reg APRIL 26, 2007
These are very small things in life but very useful in our lives

Cathie from Sydney MARCH 30, 2007
The little things can mean so much. I will always remember a saying my Grandma used to use, "If you see someone without a smile, Give them ONE of YOURS". I have given many away in my lifetime and have always been rewarded with one back. What a great feeling just one smile can give.

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