Moms know best, and Emily Slaughter’s mom is no exception.
The summer following Emily’s freshman year in high school, her mom announced, “You have to get out of the house. You have to work or volunteer — something!”
Fortunately, Emily had a friend whose mother worked at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, who let her know about available volunteer positions.
“I mainly ran errands that first summer,” Emily said. “But right from the start I thought, ‘This is really cool!’”