Childhood passion leads to compassionate career

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Lindsey Kitchen
Lindsey Kitchen

Kids often outgrow their childhood obsessions – be it dinosaurs, astronauts or unicorns. Their one-time passions often turn out to be phases.

But not for Lindsey Kitchen.

As a kid, she developed an interest in helping seniors thanks to a friendship with an older adult at her church. When the woman moved to a nursing home, Lindsey visited her every week as part of a school program.

“I thought to myself, ‘when I get older, this is where I want to work. This is where I need to be,’” she says.