Volunteer Spotlight

By: Daniella Martinez, Client & Volunteer Relations Specialist

We are thrilled to introduce you to one of our dedicated volunteers who brings passion and compassion to our organization. Meet Catalina Gutierrez, a physical therapist with a heart full of empathy and a love for helping others.

Originally from Colombia, she grew up in the lively capital city of Bogota. Catalina has over 15 years of experience as a physical therapist and takes immense pride in her career. Additionally she has recently embarked on a new academic journey, pursuing a master's degree in Sport Management at Sam Houston State University.

During a period of waiting for her student visa, she actively searched for volunteer opportunities and stumbled upon CanCare. Her personal experience as a caregiver for her father, who battled colon cancer, and her professional involvement with women facing breast cancer, drew her towards CanCare. Catalina believed her unique background could make a difference as a CanCare volunteer.

When asked what she wishes others knew about CanCare, Catalina emphasized the profound humanity, empathy, and love that permeates the organization. She highlighted the invaluable connections formed between volunteers and clients, as trust is built and individuals feel comfortable sharing their deepest feelings and personal stories. The mutual exchange of experiences creates a powerful bond that leaves a lasting impact on everyone involved.

We are grateful to have her as part of our volunteer community. Her dedication and commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of others is truly admirable. Thank you, Catalina, for being a shining light within CanCare!