Being a certified nursing assistant at Columbine Care Center West, I was there for the Holiday Ball on Dec. 4. I assisted many residents, including Frank Saracino, pictured on the front page of Monday's paper, in getting ready for the Holiday Ball. What this means is I am in a position to know about these residents' lives. I will be the first to say that they had a blast at the party. In fact, some residents were still talking about it the next day.
However, how should I answer a certain female resident when she asked me, "When will we see them (Greeks) again?" Was I correct to answer, "Probably a year from now"? If you could see the joy that any visitor brings to these residents, you could understand why I would ask, "Where have you been any of the other 364 days out of the year?" I encourage not only the Greeks but also everyone on this campus to step out and bring some joy to these residents, even when it is not just Christmastime or when a huge production like the Holiday Ball is put on. Even more importantly, do not just visit with those like Frank who can share their life stories with you, but especially those who are incapable of speaking and interacting with you. Try that and you will see the difference you have made by the look in their eyes. The residents and I hope to see you soon!
Senior, biological science