This Week in Heroes: Florence Nightingale

Hello everyone!

Today is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. It is also International Nurses Day, honoring Nightingale and all other nurses around the world.

Florence was born into a wealthy family but instead of using her status doing something high-profile like her family wanted her to, she became a pioneer of modern nursing. She became known as The Lady In Chief for the way she cared for the soldiers during the Crimean War.

Read more about her here!

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  1. Barbara Wolicki

     /  June 1, 2008

    Thank you for including her in your kid’s hero line-up. I know that many of us still strive today to meet her standard of care and unselflessness. She has been and hopefully will continue to be a symbol of heroism to many youth and adults who follow in her footsteps.

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