Karen King“I volunteer at Akron Children’s Hospital and just recently hit 6,000 hours. I’ve been there 47 years. I do a lot of behind the scenes work for special projects, like putting a star around Barkers’ neck (a plush dog that is handed out to patients for comfort). I love doing those kinds of things for kids to help better their day. One time I had the mom of a 16-year-old come up to me and tell me how much I touched her and her child’s life. During the holiday season I also walk around with Santa. It’s a joy seeing kids faces light-up like a Christmas tree.

“Of course I take METRO to Children’s Hospital. METRO gets me to and from where I need to go! I’ve been riding for over 10 years and use SCAT to get to my doctors appointments. The bus operators are friendly and always help me get where I need to go. They always go the extra mile.

“Thank you, METRO, for all you do!”