Gina DiMeo (Delaware)

As a child I pretended to be a super hero, as many kids seem to do. I ran around my house fighting imaginary crime and saving the day. As I grew older, that feeling of wanting a purpose followed me. I started my internship at Wildlife In Crisis at the beginning of baby season and it shocked me at how many injured and orphaned animals came through the door on a given day. Working nonstop to help the helpless was exhausting but it wasn’t until I released one of our healed red tail hawks at Hawkwatch that I realized what Wildlife In Crisis made me. They gave me the chance to be what I’ve always wanted to be ever since I was a kid, a hero; only instead of a cape I was wearing blue scrubs. Taking care of animals that have experienced tragedy and giving them a second chance at life and a second chance to be wild again. I will always be proud to say that I was an intern at Wildlife In Crisis, and I will carry the love from those that I have raised, in my heart, with me every day. And I just have to say Thank You to Wildlife In Crisis for giving me this unremarkable experience.

Gina DiMeo (Delaware)Intern