Volunteer Spotlight - Patricia

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Patricia Vieson Sederberg
Camp Ernst Volunteer – Stable Assistant Volunteer

How long have you volunteered for the Y?
Since September 2020

What is your favorite volunteer activity and what inspires you to volunteer?
Patricia volunteers at the Camp Ernst Stable two to three days a week and assists with the care of the horses and cleanliness of the stables. She was inspired to volunteer because she loves being around horses and wanted to do something that truly helps people and keeps her active. While she says her volunteer job isn’t the most glamorous, she couldn’t have chosen a better place to volunteer because of the dedication of Eli Cochran and Emily Momberger and the way the staff appreciates volunteers and cares for the horses and all who come to the stables.

What hobbies or causes are you passionate about?
Her family inspires her daily. She loves to spend time with her sons, daughters-in-law, and her amazing granddaughters. She loves being with them and they always make her want to be the best she can be for them and others too.

What might we be surprised to know about you?
Patricia is extremely independent. She loves reading, working puzzles and traveling.

The Y’s purpose is to help people build healthy minds, bodies, and spirits. Who has helped you in your journey and what lesson have you learned that you could share with others?
Emily Momberger at Camp Ernst is always so upbeat. She accepts people for who and what they are and she is so appreciative of everything they do. Patricia is thankful that Emily and Eli took a chance on her. Being 75 and pushing 76 is harder than Patricia wants to think about and they are always appreciative of what Patricia can do rather than the limitations of her age. Emily has helped her think and act the same way. The biggest lesson they have taught Patricia is to judge people for what they CAN do rather than what they CANNOT do.

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