The ability to leave a gift that lived on after her passing is what inspired Diane to leave a gift to the Cancer Support Community in her will and become a part of The Glenn Davis Legacy Society.
Diane Wentland was a volunteer with the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor for over 12 years in various roles. Diane was known for her smile, generosity and her ability to genuinely connect to everyone she met. Diane served as the trainer, cheerleader and medic for the Cancer Support Community’s former fundraiser Strides for Hope, helping our runners and walkers train to achieve their goals during their races. She even ran back to cross the finish line with each participant causing her to run more than the planned 13 miles — all with a smile on her face. Diane’s warmth and spirit not only impacted the Cancer Support Community but also the greater Ann Arbor Community.
Diane worked as a member of the HVA team, where she served her community as a paramedic. She was a member (and sometimes teacher and leader) of the HVA Hazmat Response Team, The Technical/Confined Space Rescue Team and The HVA Bike Medic Team. One of Diane’s most endearing duties at HVA was as a proud member of the HVA Honor Guard. Diane also served as a Medical Assistant at Emerson School where she was known for her ability to bring comfort and laughter to students and staff. Affectionately known as “The Animal Whisperer,” Diane did pet-sitting for more than 36 years in the Ann Arbor Area. She had a magic touch with the dogs and cats in her care. The Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor is honored to have Diane Wentland’s legacy live on at our center through her gift to The Glenn Davis Legacy Society. She was an incredibly special soul and we are all better people for having known her. Diane was a constant presence in the CSC family and we will forever feel a void in her absence.