Man returns to UC Davis Medical Center after retirement to work for free


>>GOOD MORNING. HOW IS IT GOING?>>THIS IS MICHAEL TYLER’S
WORKSTATION. THE WORKSTATION AT THE
COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER.>>I COME HERE TWICE A WEEK AND
I LOVE COMING HERE.>>IT IS TOUGH TO KEEP UP WITH
HIM.>>POSITIVE ENCOURAGEMENT HELPS. ANYTHING I CAN DO TO MAKE
SOMEONE’S DAY BRIGHTER, I’M
GOING TO TRY AND DO THAT.>>YOU MIGHT FIND HIM STRAIGHT
MEAN MAGAZINES.>>I SWEEP THE FLOORS IF I HAVE
TO. SOMETIMES I GO TO THE STORAGE
UNIT. WE HAVE A SPECIAL ROOM WHERE WE
HAVE TOYS AND ALL KINDS OF
THINGS. I WILL GO THERE.>>AFTER 20 YEARS AS A HUMAN
RESOURCE EXPERT, HE RETIRED AND
MADE A DECISION TO COME BACK TO
WORK. THIS TIME FOR FREE.>>I TRULY LOVE THIS PLACE. I WANTED TO GIVE BACK TO THEM
ANYWAY I COULD. THE COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER
WAS WHERE I WANT TO VOLUNTEER.>>WHETHER IT IS HELPING A
PATIENT WHO WANTS TO MAKE TECH
FEST.>>I WILL GET YOU A CUP OF HOT
WATER.>>OR HELPING GET LOST JEWELRY. JEWELRY HE NOTICED WHEN A WOMAN
WALKED IN EARLIER.>>IT IS A RING. IS THIS YOUR MOTHER’S RING? I WILL BRING IT UP TO YOU.>>EVEN IF HE IS JUST WALKING
THROUGH THE CENTER, HE IS
HELPING.>>YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED WHAT A
FIST BUMP AND A HIGH FIVE WILL
DO FOR A CHILD. THEY ALL LOVE IT. THEY RECOGNIZE THAT. IT IS A PLEASURE.>>WHATEVER THE JOB, HE WILL DO
IT.>>SOMETIMES PEOPLE COME OUT TO
THE CURB AND I CAN SEE THEM. THEIR HUSBAND, BROTHER MAY DROP
THEM OFF. I WE’LL THEM IN THE BUILDING.>>HE SAYS IT IT IS BECAUSE HE
LIKES BEING AROUND PEOPLE. IT IS ALSO BECAUSE THE CENTER
HELPED HIM.>>I WANTED TO GIVE BACK TO AN
AREA WHERE THE PEOPLE WERE
POSITIVE. I AM A PATIENT HERE. I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH
LYMPHOPENIA.>>HE SAYS MORE ABOUT THE PEOPLE
WORKING HERE THAN HIMSELF, HE IS
HELPING THOSE PATIENTS, TOO. EVEN IF IT IS JU

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