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Volunteers Meet Their 'Match' at Baton Rouge General

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 special man.”

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 lives.”

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 more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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