Cassandra (Cassie) Hampton has been nominated due to her selfless nature and willingness to meet the needs of others. Cassie volunteers as a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region. She generously and thanklessly mentors her Little Sister, impacting a young life and possibly changing a family for generations to come.
Cassie is an amputee and has faced difficulties throughout her life. She has survived challenges thanks to her relentless inner strength, faith, and loving grandmother at her side. Cassie’s Little Sister is also an amputee, making Big Brothers Big Sisters nothing short of a perfect match. Cassie helps her Little Sister break the barriers she faces daily to realize her true potential.
Cassie has been an active Safety Assistant at her workplace for approximately 2 years. She has received and completed invaluable training on First Aid/CPR/AED and Stop the Bleed Training as a Safety Team member. She is a kindhearted, brave, and confident individual. In an emergency, whether it is a fire, tornado or other event, she helps all staff members in their building evacuate and get to safety or take cover quickly when the situation calls for it. Cassie puts her coworkers’ safety before her own by offering additional evacuation assistance to staff with mobility challenges. Her fellow employees all know that Cassie will put her training to use and do all that she can in an emergency.
Cassie’s motto is simple: “I will help. I will do more than is expected of me to help others. I am important and so is everyone around me.” She truly is a born leader and selfless volunteer. For more information about volunteer opportunities with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region, please visit: https://bbbsspringfieldil.org/