Baton Rouge, La. – Sometimes love comes along when you least expect it.
Errol Brazier, 67, and Dorris Harden, 72, would have to agree. Volunteers
at Baton Rouge General’s Mid City campus, the couple met on Harden’s
first day, and romance blossomed quickly. A few weeks ago, the couple
got engaged and are now planning a fall wedding.
Stationed at the information desk, Brazier says he noticed Harden right
away. Brief exchanges became conversations and a deep friendship developed.
Both were pleasantly surprised when their relationship grew more serious.
“Love was the last thing on my mind when I became a hospital volunteer,”
Harden said, “but I’m glad it happened. He’s a very
Brazier feels the same. “It’s so nice to have someone special
in your life at this age,” he said. “I look forward to us
being together … loving each other … for the rest of our
The close-knit staff at Mid City is happy for the couple, said Symil LeDoux,
Director of Community Engagement. “It’s not unusual for our
volunteers to develop close friendships,” she said. “But it’s
really special that two people would find true love when their whole focus
is on helping others. We’re excited about their future together.”
Potential volunteers hoping to meet their match can find opportunities at
here or (225) 387-7079.
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital
with 590 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in
the capital city, Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has
provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare
for generations. An accredited teaching hospital since 1991, Baton Rouge
General serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine,
and offers other medical education programs, including a School of Nursing,
School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal
Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For
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