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My Life, My Story

My Life, My Story is a project that believes in the power of storytelling.  Our volunteers interview Veterans at the Wilmington VA Medical Center and write their life stories into a short first person account that is then added to their medical record.

This gives VA medical teams the opportunity to get to know their patients and better learn what is important to them.  Research has shown that when doctors, nurses, and other care providers know their patients, they can give better care.

To learn more about the program, you can watch the short video My Life, My Story: VA’s Healthcare Improvements Through Deliberate Storytelling.

Interested in volunteering?  Complete a volunteer application form and submit to Delaware Humanities.  This volunteer opportunity is in partnership with the Wilmington VA Medical Center.  If not already a volunteer with the Wilmington VA Medical Center, once accepted by Delaware Humanities applicants must also compete the VA’s volunteer on-boarding process.

Here is the video referenced in the application form.

Interested in having your story written? Contact Delaware Humanities and we will put you in touch with one of our volunteers.