This Month's Volunteer Spotlight: Amber Abud
Amber was diagnosed with scalp PsO at age 15 and, at the time, because of her age and finances, treatment options were limited. She was grateful to find relief from several of the products which have received the NPF Seal of Recognition.
Amber became an NPF Youth Ambassador in 2020, joining eight other young people from across the country. She has enjoyed meeting the other Youth Ambassadors and participating in Team NPF activities. Virtual events have enabled her to attend Pstamp Outs and NPF Cycle events beyond Florida. She is excited to share a patient’s prospective with residents during Grand Rounds at Mt. Sinai later this month.
Amber lives with her mother, Monica and two cats, Tigger and Luna in Port St. Lucie, Florida. In addition to NPF, Amber also volunteers with the International Youth Neuroscience Group, Treasure Coast Hospice, and a free health clinic. She especially enjoys her work at the health clinic where she can use her Spanish to greets patients, answer questions and help them with forms.
Amber is a 2021 high school graduate who will be heading to prestigious, Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City in the fall.
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Why Do You Volunteer?
The folks at the NPF from the Board, to the CEO, to the staff, and to the volunteers, are the most dedicated and caring group of folks that I have ever run across and I want to be a part of that.- John Early
What does NPF mean to me? People, many of whom are now friends, that I can relate to and talk to about our common disease. - Hillel Katzeff
NPF is connection. Connection to fellow sufferers, connection to important information and a connection to my need as a nurse to be able to help others. NPF has given me needed friendships and fellowship I would not have otherwise had. - Patti MacBean-Puchino
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