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The Impossible Dream Achieved

By Betty Boyd

Do you want to give back to your community, but did not know how to do it? Being a
volunteer is one of the greatest ways to give back. The Health Wagon is always in need
of volunteers and today we want to highlight one of the best.

Keith Thomerson was watching the CBS show “60 Minutes” and saw the story about the
Health Wagon. The next day Keith called Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Tyson, and
wanted to know how he could help.

Keith has a varied and wonderful background, from being a teacher, varsity football
coach, public speaker, senior technical writer, and trainer just to name a few. He is
semi-retired and loves to give back.

The Health Wagon put Keith to work right away. He does research, helps with grants,
and whatever is needed. Keith was able to get the Health Wagon an accreditation with
the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance. This lets people know the Health
Wagon is responsible spending their donated funds.

People should not be afraid of being a volunteer. “Everybody has something to give and
there are so many things that you can offer”, says Keith. Donating your time and talent
is a great way to meet and help people.

The Health Wagon is always looking for great volunteers like Keith. Whatever you can
do will be greatly appreciated by this wonderful organization. So, see how you can help
and give them a call you will not be disappointed, because everyone has something to

For more information you can contact Ashley Fleming (pictured on the left), Outreach Coordinator, (276) 328-8850, or her email at

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