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Ali Fisher RN BSN was chosen for the IDA Volunteer Honors Award based upon her outstanding volunteer work as an Executive Board Member for IDA over the past four years and her passion for helping those in need through her work at The Children’s Hospital.

Ali has been volunteering with different organizations since she was a teenage candy striper in a local hospital in her hometown in Iowa. She went on to nursing school after high school to receive her diploma at St. Luke’s School of Nursing and then received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She moved to Colorado in 1981 and started her pediatric nursing career at The Children’s Hospital. She worked for Swedish Hospital for 5 years and returned to Children’s to work for the ambulatory specialty clinics. Ali currently is a staff nurse with the Gastroenterolgy, Hepatology and Nutrition department at Children’s. Ali was just honored this month by Children’s Hospital for 20 years of service.

Ali has been involved as a volunteer with the National Sports Center for the Disabled, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Race for the Cure, the annual “Fired Up For Kids” firefighter event and of course extensive volunteer work for with IDA. Ali has a passion to encourage, support, and teach people of all ages with illnesses to live well and to find ways to support the caregivers of those living with a chronic illness.