11 Nov INTRODUCING NOVEMBER BUDDY OF THE MONTH: DIANA STABILE
Diana feels that the Senior Buddy Program has given so much to her, but she has also done so much to allow our new program to grow. Diana, a junior at Arizona State University, is studying Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in Psychology and plans to become a Registered Dietitian. Diana has a drive to connect with others and form meaningful relationships, which ultimately led her to volunteer with our Senior Buddy Program and meet her Senior Buddy, who is a resident at Morningstar Assisted Living in Glendale, Arizona. Just like Diana, her buddy also attended Arizona State University in 1967 and appreciates what it means to be an ASU Alumni.
One of the things Diana and her buddy love to talk about is their life experiences. Her buddy once told Diana the story of when a tornado hit her home in Ohio. Diana immediately thought about how she must have been devastated to find her home destroyed once she came upstairs from hiding in her basement with her dog. It was then that her buddy told Diana that “as long as you are alive to come back up out of that basement and to live through it, then that’s all that matters.” That moment stuck with Diana and allowed her to realize that some of the greatest appreciation we can experience occurs after a tragedy.
Diana loves that StudentsCare allows her to use her time volunteering to make a difference in the lives of others. So much so, that she serves as Chapter Leader for the Arizona State University’s chapter of StudentsCare. She is continually looking for opportunities to help out. As of late, Diana is playing an important role with the release of our new StudentsCare Buddy App. As we prepare for our buddies to begin using our app, to track volunteer hours, access resources, and connect with National staff, chapter leaders, like Diana, have helped us make improvements to enhance our user’s app experience.
Thank you for your hard work and dedication, Diana! We appreciate all that you do for StudentsCare and your Senior Buddy. We cannot wait to see all that you do for our Arizona State University chapter and in your future career!