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Thoughts on Nurses…

I wanted to share some special thoughts on nurses. They are the unsung heroes of so much of our lives. They are there when we come into the world and they hold our hands when we are sick in the hospital. And, they comfort us when people we love are ill and they calm our [...]

June 22nd, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments

Camp’s Nurse Debi Mankame

Debi Mankame, Camp Ronald McDonald Volunteer Nurse  Debi Mankame has been caring for children since they young age of 12 when she started babysitting.  A southern California native, Debi graduated from California State University, Long Beach, with a bachelor's degree in Human Development. She earned a minor in Child Development. While going to school, she interned [...]

Haiti, The Island My Parents Call Home

We are delighted to share this guest blog from our friends at Hispaniola Mountain Ministries. ~Michael and Frida Donner A  Haitian Home Although Woodley Victor, 30, and his three brothers grew up in Brooklyn, NY, they know Haitian culture. Their parents are Haitian immigrants, and he says despite being thousands of miles from the tiny [...]

June 1st, 2017|Haiti|0 Comments

Honoring Military Nurses of World War I and World War II

It is 1918, and as a German plane buzzed overhead, nurse Helen Dore Boylston “dropped face down in the mud.” Boylston had been running between wards of wounded patients, “trying to calm their nerves during the air raid. Now, all I could do was brace myself for the hissing bomb that hurtled toward me. I [...]

May 25th, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments

Barco and Wendy’s – A Shared Commitment to Improving the Lives of Children

We are proud to share this guest blog from Wendy's with our Community of Compassion. ~Michael Donner At Wendy’s, we have the privilege of working with some of the world’s best companies who supply everything we need to operate a best in class restaurant system. Our purpose is to provide joy and opportunity through food, family, [...]

May 18th, 2017|Haiti|0 Comments

National Nurses Week Award

In honor of National Nurse Week, Barco’s Nightingales Foundation is introducing its first annual nurses award for practicing professionals.  And, there is no better day to announce the award than the birthday of our inspiration, Florence Nightingale. This peer-nominated award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond their job description. As a result, they help patients, [...]

May 12th, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments

Celebrating National Nurses Week 2017

National Nurses Week 2017 runs May 6 through May 12, which is also the 197th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. The American Nurse Association designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse,” with a theme of “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body and Spirit.” This week and throughout the year, Barco’s Nightingales Foundation proudly celebrates nurses [...]

May 4th, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments

Nursing By The Numbers

According to the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were a total of 4,011,911 nurses actively working in the US. This included 3,184,283 Registered Nurses and 827,628 Licensed Practical Nurses. Even though these numbers increased from 2015, we still face a nursing shortage. With such large numbers, how can this be? Let's take a closer look [...]

April 27th, 2017|Advocacy|0 Comments

It’s Not Your Fault!

When your child is diagnosed with cancer it is devastating - but it's not your fault. As a parent, you immediately start asking questions about how this happened. Is it my genetic make-up? Did I not follow good nutrition when pregnant or after my baby was born? What could I have done to prevent this? [...]

The Importance of Water

Can you imagine life without safe drinking water? For over 663 million people worldwide, this is a reality. You know from our work in Haiti that the need for clean water is dire in that country. But Haiti is not the only place with severe drought conditions. In addition to drought, thousands lack access to potable water. In [...]

April 13th, 2017|Haiti|0 Comments