La Reina seniors Christy Anaya and Casey Cusolito spent the summer giving back to the community by working as volunteers at Los Robles Hospital.
Since her freshman year, Christy had wanted to become a hospital volunteer. She applied for a position at Los Robles before she turned sixteen so that she could begin her service as soon as she was legally old enough to participate. Her application was accepted and she took a position as an oncology volunteer where she answers calls, assists with filing and charting, and even works with doctors by noting information for patients.
“I appreciate the opportunity to make a meaningful difference for the patients,” Christy says. “The hospital experience has confirmed my interest in pursuing nursing.”
Casey first learned about the Los Robles Hospital Volunteer program through her older sister Kristina Cusolito ’15. Casey works as a floater, handling tasks like discharging patients, and bringing food and snacks to patients throughout the hospital.
She has been impressed by the seriousness of many of her duties. “Working there, I didn’t think I would be bringing blood and plasma to the nurses. It’s such an urgent task, and significant to the patients’ recovery,” said Casey.
Casey plans to continue her studies in a STEM field, possible engineering. She credits Coach Neville’s physics class for inspiring her interest in STEM.
Both students appreciate the opportunity to volunteer at Los Robles. “It’s an honor to be trusted with this important work,” said Christy.