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Meet the Team: Kelcey

By Kimberly Schmidt, @kimberlyd

Meet the team - Kelcey

Born in Wisconsin, Kelcey grew up around the St. Charles/Lanesboro, Minnesota, area. She has eight-and-a-half years of experience in health care working in a CNA/PCA role, where she was responsible for the care of geriatric patients as well as children with special needs. Kelcey recently graduated from the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Phlebotomy Program and has been warmly welcomed as a valued team member on our Donor Services Team. She is currently in school to become an RN and tells us that her past volunteer experience with the ambulance service has instilled in her the desire to set the long-term goal of becoming a neonatal nurse practitioner.

She and her boyfriend, Dalton, are the parents of these two sweethearts: Raeya (3) and Axxel (17 months). They just purchased a home in rural Chatfield, Minnesota.

When asked what her hobbies were outside of work, she immediately responded with exactly what we might expect. She absolutely loves playing with her children, whether it be a game of ball, learning to dance, coloring a pretty picture, or building forts. She doesn’t get to watch television or movies very often outside of the Disney shows she and her kids hunker down for.

She also enjoys fulfilling her sense of adventure in her free time. She loves being active in the outdoors with the following activities: walking, hiking, running, boating, four wheeling, razor riding, mud bogging, and swimming. Best of all, she appreciates the fresh air and soaking up the sun—when it’s out, of course.

When asked what she enjoyed most about her current role as a Blood Donor Technician, she replied, “I enjoy the people I work with—colleagues and donors alike. It is by far my favorite part of the day when donors share their personal stories with me.”

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