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.

Meet Rafael, the Heart of Barco’s Nightingales in Haiti

We had the opportunity recently to talk to Rafael about his work with Barco's Nightingales Foundation in Haiti. It was such an enjoyable conversation that we wanted to share it in the form of a [...]

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

IBM Provides Worldwide Grid to Fight Childhood Cancers

On February 1, 2017, IBM announced the Smash Childhood Cancers Project. Through this program it provides free access to its “World Community Grid” for a global team of scientists battling childhood cancers. As a result, scientists [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Categories: Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Support|0 Comments

The Children of Haiti: Impressions from My Journey

I just returned from the most amazing and life changing trip to Haiti. The hospitality and the love and gratitude that we experienced were remarkable and heartfelt. Our Haitian family are the most humble and courageous people that I know. [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: Haiti|0 Comments

Keeping Perspective in Our Lifetime

We all strive to do our best every day in everything we do.  We want to excel at our jobs. We want to perfect our role as employee, parent, companion, nurse and friend. We can be so [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Support|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments