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Thirty Years of Giving Back

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DOVER, Del.,- Hospitals can be a dreadful place for some patients. Regardless of what brings them there, many are just looking to get out. But one Dover woman looks forward to her trips to the hospital.

84-year-old Sigrid Mills visits Kent General Hospital every single day. For almost thirty years, she makes visits to any patient that may need a pick me up. Many of them are complete strangers.

"The patients light up when they see her," said Amy Haugh, a registered nurse at Kent General. "They love to see her on a daily basis."

Mills would usually always come with gifts. Whether with flowers or baked goods, she would find a way to bring something that would make the patient's day. The only thing Mills likes in return is a smile.

"It does make me happy to see other people happy," Mills explains.

For the past ten years Mills has been visiting the hospital every single day. She says being consistent is what she believes the patients really gravitate towards.

"It's amazing. It's comforting," said Haugh. "She's so caring. She really, really gives everything she has."

Mills says coming everyday isn't just important to the patients. She says the patients and staff at Kent General have become like family over the years.

"I'm not an employee. I'm just a volunteer," said Mills. "But I feel a part of the team"

Mills doesn't leave many of the patients room with making a simple promise stating that she will come back to visit.

"When I say I'll come back, I will come back," said Mills. "Even if it's late. I'll come back."

It's a promise she's never broken.

Although visiting the hospital every day can be tiring at times, Mills doesn't plan on stopping any time soon.

"I'm going to keep on doing it until the good Lord says it's enough."

Until that day comes, she will continue to warm hearts and bring joy to patients every single day.

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