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Employee Spotlight – Sammy Wu

by | May 16, 2024 | Avondale, Occupational Therapy | 0 comments

Interview with Sammy

Tell us about yourself

My name is Sammy, and I graduated from occupational therapy school last May. I recently moved to Arizona from Tennessee (yes, Iโ€™ve been enjoying the warmth and soaking up all the sun!), and in my free time, I love to hike, listen to music, and occasionally jump out of airplanes. ๐Ÿ™‚

Why did you become an occupational therapist?

I have always been drawn to working with people of all abilities. Within our day to day lives, everyone completes a variety of daily tasks that give a sense of purpose. Becoming an OT allows me to meet people where theyโ€™re at, regardless of skills and functional levels, and help them participate in meaningful daily activities that bring joy. I love it!

Why do you think your coworkers nominated you for being positive?

First of all, I am so thankful I can bring positivity to the people around me! I believe there is always a bright side to every situation (some are harder to see but it’s there nonetheless), and I try to bring positive energy to work daily (e.g. saying good morning to everyone, smiling, giving compliments, etc). This job can be emotionally challenging so a sprinkle of positivity is always beneficial. I am truly grateful that my coworkers nominated me for this trait!

What do you love most about working with TEAM 4 Kids?

The past 8 months have been amazing at T4K! I love how supportive and encouraging everyone is around the clinic. As therapists, we have busy schedules and some days can be challenging. I can always count on my coworkers for support and guidance and I am never afraid to ask for help.

If you could have one wish come true, what would it be?

If I could have one wish come true, I would like to get unlimited massages for free! Whenever and wherever I want!

 

Nominations for Sammy:

“Every time I see her, Sammy is always so positive and kind! I really enjoy working with her.”

Sammy always has a smile on her face and brings encouragement to any situation.”

Sammy is always positive, even with difficult sessions. She has a great way of spinning things positively!”

She always has a positive and friendly attitude, does not talk negatively about anything, and tries to see the bright side when tough situations happen. On multiple occasions, Sammy has encouraged me and shared her experiences to help make me feel validated and better about the situation.”

Sammy ALWAYS has a bright smile on her face! She always sees the positive side of every situation.”

She always has a smile and something nice to say about everyone! Sammy makes people feel welcomed and appreciated.”