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Sarah Holloway: Bringing Joy to Our Patients

Sarah Holloway brings joy to our patients

Sarah Holloway's dedication to East Tennessee Children's Hospital has not gone unnoticed.

At the 2014 Volunteer Appreciation Brunch, Sarah and her volunteer partner, Michael Dayah, were awarded the coveted Buddy Award for being a volunteer team who "uplifts a patient's spirit, who listens without judging and who brings joy to all." The award was created to honor Buddy Williams, Children's Hospital Chief of Security, who died in 2011. His compassionate and selfless nature is honored and remembered each year through the award.

Cheryl Allmon, Director of Volunteer Services, said that although Michael and Sarah's talents are different, "they are an amazing team. They create an atmosphere of acceptance and dedication that spreads to everyone they work with."

The pair uses each of their individual strengths to train new volunteers and make a positive impact on patients, families and staff.

"She often has to keep him in line and he seems to constantly push her to take on even more roles," Allmon said. "They are an unlikely duo, but they are a dynamic duo."

Click here to read more about Sarah in It's About Children magazine.

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