Donor Alliance volunteers and advocates are the heart and soul of our efforts to inspire and inform our community about the importance of signing up to be an organ, eye and tissue donor in Colorado and Wyoming. Each of our volunteers and advocates has their own unique and inspiring story to tell. In this advocate spotlight, meet Angie Padia from Frederick, CO. She is the wife of a kidney recipient. Angie has been a dedicated Advocate for Life for over 2 years.
Get to Know Angie Padia in this Month’s Advocate Spotlight:
My favorite memory…it’s hard to pick just one. However, the memory that stands out to me the most is my first Donor Dash. All the stories, memories and tributes shared with me was extremely impactful and really drove home the importance of advocating for this mission.
What are your favorite ways to volunteer with Donor Alliance?
I LOVE community events. I adore speaking with the children and giving them a smidge of education in regards to donation.
What is your favorite season and why?
My favorite season is probably Spring, but warm Spring, not the cold, dreary Spring. So late Spring, when all the regrowth happens.
What is your favorite holiday and why?
Christmas- the Christmas season is so full of joy and giving.
What are some of your hobbies?
Now that all four of our kids are all young adults, I am just getting back to having hobbies of my own. Right now I would say my favorite hobby is taking care of our dogs and looking at paint swatches. I also like to shop on Amazon- is that a hobby?
What are you most proud of?
Hands down, I am most proud of our four children.
What song would you sing at karaoke night?
I would 100% sing a crowd favorite like Small Town Girl or I Love Rock and Roll- that way everybody else would sign it and I would be off the hook!
Who is your hero?
I don’t have just one hero, my heroes are all of those who have faced devastation and have bravely continued on with their lives in love and not bitterness.
Where would you go on an all expenses paid vacation?
I would love to go check out Australia.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“Drink lots of water. You don’t need a banger of headache on top of all of this!”- Simple advice, but oh so true!
If you’re interested in volunteering with us we’d love to have you join our Advocates for Life program! Get started.