Joyce Welch: Spirit of Gainesville nominee

Published: Monday, September 10, 2012 at 5:09 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, September 10, 2012 at 5:09 p.m.

Joyce Welch has been a clerk in the Burn ICU at Shands for over 30 years. She lost her beloved husband less than 2 years ago, yet has remained steadfast in her comittment to the children admitted to the Burn Unit.


Category: Community Service

About Joyce Welch

Occupation: Burn Unit Clerk

Years in Gainesville: Entire life

Spouse: Deceased

Children: 3

She hasn't missed a summer in over 20 years spending her summer vacation at the week long Camp Amigo for children who are burn survivors.

Joyce doesn't just volunteer at the camp, but collects the names, addresses, and phone numbers of all the children, sends out the permission slips, follows up with phone calls, and coordinates transportation to and from the camp.

Submitted by Laura C. Roberson

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