Currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Grande Prairie Regional College, Patel was a foundation award recipient in 2015.
A yoga practitioner and teacher, Patel shares her passion teaching at the Grande Prairie Hindu Temple, Love Life Hot Yoga, as well as at the Cancer Clinic at the QEII Hospital.
In addition to teaching yoga at the Cancer Clinic, Patel volunteers her time to assist nurses, doctors and administrative staff in filing charts, mailing appointment notices, photocopying and running blood and pathology samples to the lab. She also directs patients during colonoscopy clinics and provides snacks and drinks for chemotherapy patients.
“I find my shifts really rewarding,” says Patel, who hopes to some day work in oncology. “I learn something new there every time I volunteer.”
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