Volunteer spotlight: Crystal & Mea Skiff
The staff at Mile Bluff Medical Center would like to recognize and thank Crystal Skiff and her daughter, Mea, for their volunteer service.
Crystal and Mea have spent the last few years helping to keep the healing garden at the hospital looking nice. Ruth Martin has also been a big part of the effort to maintain the garden. "I enjoy spending time with Ruth and my mom in the garden," stated Mea. "Sometimes guests will even come and chat with us while we're working."
Last summer, Crystal and Mea spent some hot afternoons in the healing garden pulling weeds, planting flowers and making the area look nice. "It was hard work, but it's worth it to know that others are able to enjoy the garden and all the beautiful flowers," commented Crystal.
Besides helping out in the healing garden, Mea also uses some of her own money to purchase and donate brand new boxes of crayons and coloring books to the Acute Care Department at Mile Bluff. "When kids are in the hospital, there usually isn't much for them to do," said Mea. "I like knowing that they will at least have some pictures to color."
"I am proud of my daughter for her willingness to help others," added Crystal. "Even though she is only 11 years old, she enjoys making a difference in the community."
If you would like to volunteer at the medical center, Mile Bluff Clinic, or Terrace Heights Retirement Community in Mauston, contact Reverend Fairchild at 608-847-1285. For opportunities at Crest View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in New Lisbon, contact Lorraine at 608-562-3667. If you would like to donate some time at Fair View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Mauston, call Amy at 608-847-1290.