At the young age of 22 years old, Joan Gumbs had an idea to start a free-of-charge service where she would babysit, help people with errands and visit the sick in hospitals. Decades later, she faithfully continues this service.
She spends five days of the week visiting the sick across all boroughs of New York City. She selects a hospital each day, such as Maimonides Medical Center and Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn all the way to Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx. At each hospital, she finds as many people as she can visit in that day. She often leaves the house at 8 AM and does not return until 11 PM in the evening.