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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

WE LITTLE KNOW WHAT WE DO

Once upon a time...

   a little princess, Amanda Scarpinati, was badly burned by a steam humidifier.

A photo of a loving nurse holding her was published in the hospital’s annual report in 1977.

 The woman in the nearly 40-year-old photo remained a mystery.

 After years of surgeries, Scarpinati saw the image of the nurse as a reminder of the soothing care she received as an infant.

 “Growing up as a child, disfigured by the burns, I was bullied and picked on, tormented,” Scarpinati, now 38, told the AP. 

“I’d look at those pictures and talk to her, even though I didn’t know who she was. 

I took comfort looking at this woman who seemed so sincere in caring for me.”

 After decades of searching for the nurse, Amanda finally found her using Facebook.
  
Scarpinati wrote on Facebook:

 “In a million years I would have never guessed this would grow to be as big as it is 

or that I would in fact be able to put a name to the face that I looked at for all these years.

 She’s just as sweet and caring as I could have imagined her to be.”

LESSON:

We never know what ripples of healing will be started by a small act of kindness on our part. 

{Thanks to Carl Howard/Albany Medical Center/AP/the Washington Post/Facebook}

9 comments:

  1. So very sweet, is this real life story..thank You.

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    1. I thought after yesterday's post, we all needed a story of love and compassion, :-)

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  2. Hi Roland - what a heart-warming story ... and yes FB does have its advantages - not many though! I'm so pleased they were able to reconnect. Those ripples of healing - lovely way to describe all tiny acts of kindness, care and compassion ... cheers Hilary

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    1. FB seems to have more thorns than roses it is true. But sometimes the good guys win. :-)

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  3. Lovely.
    It seems that the nurse was in her vocation rather than a job - and I am very glad that they were able to meet up all these years later.

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    1. Yes, nursing was her vocation, her calling not merely a job. How many people are left like that today?

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  4. I just saw that story this morning on the news. So inspiring. You are right, we never know where the ripples of our intent will go. I choose kind ripples instead of mean.

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    1. The line of mean-spirited folks goes around the block -- and I don't like the company!

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