My name is Shayla Akamine. I hail from a city that everyone believes is just casino’s and hotels. About two years ago, I learned a lot in a short time that I didn’t expect to learn. You see, I volunteer at a local hospital. I spend my extra time there, rather than at home, writing up a book I hope to finish soon. At the hospital, I learned the importance of “teamwork” and kindness. You see, at a hospital, it isn’t the cleanliness of the floors, the taste of the cafeteria food, or even the kindness of the workers. Sometimes, the backbone of the hospital is actually the people who give up their free time to help others in need. There isn’t any competition to see who’s the best worker in Volunteer Services. It’s who can make you smile the widest that we compete for. But I don’t compete. I don’t even try. I just happily give my time to them. I’m always trying to be polite or try to find someway to make someone happy. But it wasn’t another volunteer or another worker who made me understand the importance and impact of what I was doing. I’m usually the one who goes to fetch wheelchairs