Long-time Upstate volunteer is proving the ability to give back is universal

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – Paul Fisselbrand has been volunteering at Upstate Community Hospital for more than 17 years and recently surpassed the 5,500-hour mark. He’s proving the ability to give back in universal.

“I love doing it. I’m never going to retire,” said Fisselbrand.

Whether delivering flowers to a patient’s room or bringing them down to be discharged, Paul is proving the ability to give back is universal.

“You know, we have volunteers who have been here for 50 years and have several thousand hours, but it’s nice that Paul has been able to do that amount of hours in that small a period of time,” said Kristin Bruce, Upstate’s Director of Volunteer Programs.

In June, Paul was named ARC of Onondaga’s Person of the Year for his dedication. ARC of Onondaga is one of the largest service providers for people with developmental disabilities in Central New York.

If you’d like to learn about volunteering at Upstate click here.

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