Following the death of her husband, Oshkosh resident Donna Walter was in search of a way to spend her time and put her talents to good use. She found joy in volunteering her time at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh, and her selfless efforts have not gone unnoticed. She volunteers 30 hours a week at the medical center. Being a breast cancer survivor herself, she is able to relate to many patients as they cope with the difficulties of battling illness. Donna’s time and dedication was so valuable to Aurora Medical Center that they created a special role just for her. Donna now serves as Volunteer Ambassador, working as a liaison amongst patients, family members, visitors, and caregivers. She even has her own office, phone extension, and e-mail address, which is a huge kudos to her and her value.
For Walter’s countless weekly volunteer hours, care and concern for others, and dedication to Aurora Medical Center, she is presented with the May 2013 Wisconsin Heroes Award.