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El Camino Hospitals RoadRunners service proves a boon for seniors and volunteers alike

Last Updated May 2013


Image of Los Altos Town Crier Logo For Los Altos resident Kevin Schick, his efforts as a volunteer driver for El Camino Hospital’s RoadRunners transportation service is more than just a way to occupy his post-retirement time – it’s also personal. Schick said his volunteer service is his way of giving back to El Camino Hospital for saving the life of his wife, Gloria. In 2007, he recalled, his wife suddenly experienced several fainting spells. Days after discovering a brain tumor larger than a golf ball, neurologists at the hospital performed an eight-hour surgery to remove it.

Schick said his volunteer service is his way of giving back to El Camino Hospital for saving the life of his wife, Gloria. In 2007, he recalled, his wife suddenly experienced several fainting spells. Days after discovering a brain tumor larger than a golf ball, neurologists at the hospital performed an eight-hour surgery to remove it.

"The net result is she’s doing fantastic, thank God,” Schick said of his wife's current condition. "I always wanted to do something, to volunteer as a way to pay back El Camino Hospital for such a great outcome under a lot of duress."

So when Schick retired from a 28-year career as an executive at Con-Way Freight two years ago, he joined the 37-year-old RoadRunners service, driving seniors and others with transportation challenges to and from their medical appointments.

Read the full story on the Los Altos Town Crier website.