The humanitarian category of Heart and Soul recognizes employees for acts of kindness and charity that promote the well-being or improve the life of someone in our community. It also includes actions of bravery, courage and selflessness.
Emily Miller, histology lab, was recognized at the October CAMC board of trustees meeting for her bravery when she jumped into action to help a young boy.
While shopping at Walmart, Miller heard a child screaming in pain. This caught her attention because it was not a regular scream. She went to where the screaming was coming from and found a 3-year-old boy covered in rashes all over his body.
When she asked the child's mother if he was being treated by someone, the mother slurred her reply and said she had an appointment in a few weeks. Miller immediately knew something wasn't right.
She carried the child to the front desk and asked them to call the police. When the police arrived, they immediately took him to the hospital for skin treatments.
Congratulations to the other October nominees: Bettina Youngblood-Cooper, Denise Currey, Jessica Eastridge, Robin Gragg, Joe Hartney, Leslie Johnson, Dr. Fred Kerns, Susan Lyons, Sara Osbourne, Kayla Parsons, Dr. Melissa Poulos, Dr. Jennifer Smith, Cerissa Stokes, Francina Thomas, Women and Children's nutrition services.