Why I Am Thankful for Nurses

Chris —  October 1, 2015

Screenshot 2015-10-01 09.35.49Stories like the one below illustrate the love people demonstrate even to strangers. So many nurses excel in showing love to those they barely know.

As a pastor, I spend more time in hospitals than most people with the obvious exception of health care workers. One group of people I am so thankful for is nurses, volunteers, doctors, and many others who show compassion when caring for people.

Last night, NBC news ran the story of a lady, Amanda Scarpinati, who was severely burned as an infant in 1977 when she was only 3 months old. A photographer took a picture of a nurse caring for baby Amanda.

Anyone who sees the picture can recognize the love the nurse is showing for a baby she had not previously met. The nurse is caring for this little baby like you would want someone to care for your baby if she was badly burned.

Because of her burns, Amanda went through many operations. Other children were mean to her. But, even as a child, she was comforted by the picture of the nurse caring for her.

Yet, she did not know the identity of the nurse. Only recently did she show the picture on Facebook and ask for help finding the nurse.

You can read the rest of the story on NBC’s web site.

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