Longtime Suncoast Hospice veteran relations liaison Daphni Austin thought her meeting with Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) would be all in a day’s work. But to her delight and surprise, members of the organization made her an honorary MOAA member.
Although Daphni has never been in a member of any branch of the US military, her tireless work on behalf of veterans earned her the respect MOAA’s members, a group made up of military officers and their families.
Notm Belson, a MOAA board member, explained why his organization chose to honor Daphni. He said, “As you go through life, you meet some people who just work hard at their jobs – people I call true believers in what they do. Daphni is a true believer and so special to our organization. She is one of the finest people I’ve ever known.”
Austin has been with Suncoast Hospice for 10 years.