Having been a teacher before retiring, Kathy Sloan has always had a passion for children and decided to continue helping her community by becoming a volunteer with Make-A-Wish. She has been has been volunteering for Make-A-Wish for over a decade, granting wishes in the Triad region.
As a volunteer wish granter and a special events volunteer, Kathy has shown her dedication for the cause time over again. She consistently volunteers for Derby and for Picnic in the Plaza events every year, with it being her favorite event that our chapter holds. She loves being involved in the wish process as well, as she explains. “Each and every (wish kid and their family) have been such a great example of courage and love. It is always a perfect reminder to appreciate everything in life.”
For Kathy, the most rewarding moment from her experience as a volunteer has been working on a room-makeovers for two little girls, giving both of them the ultimate princess bedrooms and knowing how happy it made them. When asked what her one true wish would be, she stated, “I really do not need a wish! I just want the wish kids to get their wishes granted as quickly as possible!,” this truly shows how Kathy goes about her volunteer role for Make-A-Wish, giving all that she can for the cause and wanting to help as many kids and their families as possible.