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On Advocacy and Being an Advocate

We often write about being an advocate for the profession of nursing. We've had several people ask what we mean by advocacy and what it takes to be an advocate, so we took the time to put together this primer. Think of advocacy as taking actions in the hopes of making positive changes.  Advocacy can advance many [...]

February 23rd, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments

Traveling To Inspect Wells & Visit Schools in Haiti

I am excited to share that next week I am traveling to Haiti with some of our most active supporters. Barbara Gonzalez, Freddy Buzaly, Phil Little, Vicky Little and Rafael Perez Yan will join my journey to seven remote villages. We fly into Santo Domingo on Sunday and start the week at our base location in Pedernales. [...]

February 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Everyday Heroes: The Stories Continue…

Every day in the remote mountains and plains of Haiti, young people overcome difficult challenges to get an education. Many arrive at school hungry. The hot lunch Barco’s Nightingales Foundation provides is often the only hot meal they get.  We consider these young people our Everyday Heroes. Everyday they heroically meet the challenges of life in [...]

February 9th, 2017|Haiti|0 Comments

Walk to Transform Lives

Walk for Kids is an annual 5k (3.1 mile) walk to raise funds for children with needs in honor of nurses. Our walk takes place under the umbrella of the “Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Walk for Kids.” Your donations help us transform lives. This year we hope to raise enough funds to increase our daily [...]

February 2nd, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments

Nurse Practitioners’ Role Expands at VA Hospitals

This is wonderful news for nurse practitioners. ~Michael and Frida Donner In 2014, the national media reported on long waits for new patients at VA hospitals, with some patients waiting as long as 51 days. As a result, a new rule from the Department of Veterans Affairs takes effect this month, which allows advanced practice [...]

January 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hot Lunch Program In Haiti

We are proud to announce that on January 1st, we began providing an additional 1,000 meals daily to children in Haiti through our Hot Lunch Program. A total of 3,000 meals are now served every day of the school year to the children in some of the remotes villages of Haiti. The poorest country in [...]

January 19th, 2017|Haiti|0 Comments

Save the Date! 2017 Walk For Kids

Save the Date!  We are delighted to announce that our 2017 Walk For Kids will be held in Los Angeles on April 2, 2017. We'd like to personally invite to join us for this momentous event. In 2016, more than 650 people of all ages participated in our Walk For Kids. We are deeply dedicated and will be working [...]

January 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Gift of Life in Haiti

Bringing the gift of life "Water " to the children in Haiti is an honor. Currently our six solar water wells are serving nearly 40,000 with clean drinking water. Seeing photos like these is such a thrill. We are grateful to our Community of Compassion for your generous support and help. We are hopeful to be able [...]

January 5th, 2017|Haiti|0 Comments

Everyday Heroes

The newspapers often have stories of people performing heroic acts of bravery in the face of danger. But more often than not, it is the everyday heroes who go unnoticed. Barco’s Nightingales Foundation wants you to meet some young people whom we believe are such heroes. Each of these young people overcomes huger barriers just to [...]

December 29th, 2016|Haiti|0 Comments

Meet the Blanco Family

We are delighted to introduce the Blanco family to you through our blog and to tell you a little bit about their experience with Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. The Blanco Family Natalie Blanco was sixteen months old when she had a strange reaction to a hard fall. Her parents rushed her to the [...]