The entire Dooley Intermed organization would like to take a moment to salute a remarkable humanitarian and Dooley volunteer. Joyce "Joy" Erickson was one of our original AIRINTERMED outreach volunteers.
In February of 1971 Joy took unpaid time from her job with Pan American Airlines to volunteer with Dooley's outreach program in Vientiene, Laos. She provided vital health care and education to scores of refugees, and provided innovative health education to children using pup...pet shows and pantomime. Joy also put together packages of donated clothing, visited patients in hospitals and did everything she possibly could to provide care to the sick and injured and alleviate suffering. While serving with Dooley Intermed in Vientiene she also happened to meet a handsome young US Air Force pilot who she ended up marrying. Her daughter, Amy Erickson Vaughan has reported the sad news that Joy lost her life last week, just before Christmas, in a tragic hit and run incident. Details of her memorial service are available at the following link Joyce Joy Erickson - View Obituary & Service Information at http://www.hamptonfuneralhome.com/obitua…/Joyce-Erickson-3/…
Because of Joy's strong connection with Dooley Intermed, her family has asked friends, family and supporters to make a memorial donation, in lieu of flowers, to Dooley Intermed at www.dooleyintermed.org
Joy was a remarkable woman who led an exemplary life reaching out to help people in need. The world needs more people like Joy.
On behalf of all of us at Dooley Intermed we sincerely send our deepest condolences to the entire Erickson family