Aiden loves his volunteer position and he is great at it! He has the gift of gab and he is very popular at the VA Medical Center. He loves to talk to the patients and they love to talk to him! He’s only 13-years-old, but that hasn’t stopped him in making a huge impact.

His gift has not gone unnoticed! Other volunteers have noticed. The patients have noticed. His mom has noticed. “He’s thriving,” says Aiden’s mom. She explains that Aiden has high-functioning autism. “I worried a lot. Because he can talk, he loves meeting new people and having conversations, learning about people’s lives.”

Sometimes he pushes the people a little more slowly so they have more time to talk. We think that is using the gift of gab very well!

Good job, Aiden!