Courageous Hearts

Courageous Hearts informs Barco’s NightingalesSM Foundation’s Community of Compassion ­— our supporters — about our work, our partners and the evolving needs of those we serve, while providing news and insights as an advocate for nurses and their profession. With four unique categories — ReSurge International, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, Haiti and Advocacy — you can easily immerse yourself in the topics you find most relevant or explore new ideas. Like most blogs, Courageous Hearts is a living, breathing forum, and we’d appreciate your feedback. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Resurge: Learn more about the children whose lives have  changed dramatically and about the volunteer medical teams that  work with ReSurge International to make it happen.
  • Camp Ronald McDonald: Share the joy of the children, families and  volunteers at Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times while  learning the facts about pediatric cancer.
  • Haiti: Revel in the  beautiful smiles of the children of Haiti as you read stories of their  heartfelt gratitude and the impact of our work.
  • Advocacy: Learn about the need to advance the image of nursing  and how you can make a difference every day.

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 [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Categories: Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Support|0 Comments

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, [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|0 Comments