As Valentine’s Day approached, the students at Ross Medical Education Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky got to work creating Valentine’s Day cards for some of the incredible heroes in our nation that have served in the Armed Forces. When they were all ready, students in the Bowling Green Medical Assistant program headed out of the campus to visit the local Bowling Green Veterans Affair (VA) Clinic.
Once they arrived at the clinic, these thankful and excited students were able to personally deliver their handmade Valentine’s cards to the veterans receiving care at the facility. These heartfelt Valentine’s Day cards not only were meant to cheer the veterans up, but they also thanked each of the veterans for his or her service, sacrifice, and commitment to our country and citizens. In addition to Valentine’s wishes, many of the cards included poems, encouragement, and even pictures. Erica B., a current students in the Ross Medical Assistant program, shared about her experience, “there were a lot of veterans at the clinic and they seemed really happy to receive the cards.”
The local Bowling Green VA Clinic is especially important to the Bowling Green campus because the Ross Medical Assistant Instructor at the campus, Michelle Mudd, also works at the clinic during the day as a medical assistant. She participates in a variety of events that benefit the clinic and enable them to offer resources and services like clothing and housing services. As a Ross partner, the Bowling Green VA Clinic also invites externs to their facility to get the essential hands-on experience provided by the externship experience. The campus has many other connections and interest in the success of the VA clinic. In fact, the Ross Bowling Green campus has many students that have friends and family members that are enlisted in the military and know the incredible benefits the VA clinic has to offer. They were thrilled to have the chance to show some appreciation to these important American heroes.