VIDEO: Helping Others Is Key To Happy, Fulfilled Life For Saloni Sandeep Patel
By Kathy Reakes // October 29, 2015
Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Junior Ambassador
ABOVE VIDEO: Saloni Patel is your typical busy young woman as a freshman at the University of Florida, taking classes, involved in clubs and having fun with friends. Patel said the missions and volunteering here at home has made her realize how lucky she has been, and how it has helped her appreciate all that she has been given in life.
Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Junior Ambassador Awards To Honor Student Humanitarians In Special Gala Nov. 1
Saloni Patel is your typical busy young woman as a freshman at the University of Florida, taking classes, involved in clubs and having fun with friends.
What sets her apart from other young freshman is what she also does in her free time – volunteering and spending time helping others.
Saloni says working with the Doctor’s Goodwill Foundation on missions to India and here in Brevard County, has changed her perspective on the world and greatly influenced what she sees for her future.
Saying the missions and volunteering here at home has made her realize how lucky she has been, and how it has helped her appreciate all that she has been given in life.
Although she is studying business in college, the young woman says she is still a little unsure about what do with her future. Once thing she is sure about is that she wants to live a life that if happy and fulfilled and the road to that is by helping others: “I know I want to continue giving back to the community, whether it is through my career or my own time,” she said.
GOODWILL IN HER HEART
Her first trip with the organization to India provided her with a wonderful opportunity to volunteer while at the same time gave her a chance to make a first-hand impact in the lives of others.
She says that organizations like DGF exemplify what it really means to give for selfless reasons and making an impact on your world and the world of others.
“Volunteering shouldn’t be about fulfilling a school requirement or for selfish reasons, but rather about doing something for your community because it is for a cause you believe in,” Saloni said.
You can be sure that you will see Saloni at DGF events in the future, always with a smile on her face and goodwill in her heart.”
As part of Space Coast Medicine Week, honorees will be honored during a Gala dinner on Nov. 1 at the Cocoa Beach Country Club beginning at 5 p.m. For more information about the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Junior Ambassadors call 321-323-4460 or 321-615-8111.
SPACE COAST MEDICINE WEEK SET FOR OCT. 31 – NOV. 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation has raised more than $2.5 million in support of charity thanks to the assistance of many generous and giving special people.
Those people, and their spirit of philanthropy, will be recognized and honored on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards, which will be part of the 10-event “Space Coast Medicine Week,” produced annually by Brevard Productions, the event and production sister company of Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine.
The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards will be held at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place beginning at 6 p.m. with a meet and greet, followed by the dinner and awards program at 7 p.m.
DGF AMBASSADORS TO BE HONORED INCLUDE:
Dr. Bhavin Patel; Joe and Cindy Hurston; Lisa Cavallero, Sodexo; Dr. Kiran and Gita Modi; Dr. Ramesh Patel; Amar Patel, Brevard Achievement Center; Kyle Smith and Chad Lovitt, Brevard County Manatees; Ronal Morgan; Sean Gregory, Health First; Jonda Erwin; Ginger Davis, Veteran Educator; Drs. Sumant and Snehlata Pandya; Kathy LaPorte, VITAS Healthcare; Liz Mikitarian; Dr. Saravana and Sathi Rajan, Rajan Foundation; Mike Thomas, Florida Pain Institute; Rashmi Shah; Janice Kershaw, Brevard Schools Foundation; Sondra Elizondo, VIDA Volunteers; Robin Fisher and Marta Fiol.
“The entire Doctors Goodwill Foundation board and community feels heartfelt gratitude to the people who contribute their time, resources and compassion to the charitable endeavors that we undertake,” said Dr. Kanti Bhalani, the Founder of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation.
“The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation can only do what it does, thanks to the love and support that it’s friends provide. We feel it is important to recognize people who give of themselves and that is why we created the Doctors Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards.”
COMPELLING MULTIMEDIA TRIBUTE VIDEOS & STORIES
Stay tuned to SpaceCoastDaily.com and Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine for extensive multimedia coverage of each and every honoree, as we present their compelling charitable works through stories and special tribute films by Maverick Multimedia, Inc.
Don’t miss the Dec/Jan 2016 special edition of Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine for complete multimedia coverage of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards – and all the events of “Space Coast Medicine Week.”
For dinner reservations to the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards call 321-749-1282. For sponsor or exhibitor information, call 321-323-4460 or 321- 615- 8111, or e-mail MaverickMultiMedia@gmail.com