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.

Water Independence

This week America celebrated Independence Day – the day we declared ourselves separate from Great Britain. This freedom did not happen overnight. It was the result of struggles that define our country to this day.  The [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Converting Four First Mission Nurses Into Humanitarian Addicts

We are delighted to share this guest blog on humanitarian nurses by Emily Scott from One Nurse At A Time. ~Michael and Frida Donner Almost every time I tell another nurse about a medical mission [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Haiti|0 Comments

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

Our School and Orphanage Hot Lunch Program in Haiti

We've been sharing the impact your support makes in our ability to provide hot lunches to children throughout Haiti, and in January, announced the addition of 1,000 more to the program and the addition of [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Haiti|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