Samantha Wall is ICAN’s Volunteer of the Month!

The International Cesarean Awareness Network is powered by the selfless efforts of our numerous volunteers. We cannot thank our dedicated volunteers enough for their cooperation and service in assisting ICAN with accomplishing its mission. In an effort to acknowledge some of our amazing volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes to offer support, education, and advocacy for the mothers in their area, the International Cesarean Awareness Network is pleased to announce Samantha Wall as the June 2017 Volunteer of the Month. Samantha is a dedicated volunteer out of ICAN of Omaha who’s been with ICAN for two years. We appreciate the work she does!


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How did you first find ICAN?
I was reading a blog post from ‘Birth Without Fear’ and they mentioned ICAN. I immediately looked it up and knew it was something I wanted to be a part of!
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What motivates you as a volunteer?
Hearing about our members having empowered births, no matter the mode of delivery.
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Do you have a profession or any other passions outside of ICAN?
I work full-time as a Research Technologist in a Flow Cytometry Research Facility and I will be pursuing my Masters in Public Health in the next year. I am also obsessed with cloth diapers!
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What was your proudest moment as an ICAN volunteer? What about your hardest?
The hardest moments for me are meeting first-time moms and struggling to get through to them just how important the issues of ICAN are. Unfortunately, for some women, it never sets in until they live it, which I can find very discouraging. My proudest moment was the first time I had two different businesses contact me independently in the same week to discuss collaborating on cesarean/VBAC events. This was the moment I realized our contributions to the cesarean community were reaching beyond just our Facebook group, our efforts were stemming into our birth community as a whole.
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Thank you for all you do, Samantha!

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