Sunday, October 4, 2015

Woman Reunites With The Nurse Who Cared For Her After 38 Years

For decades, Amanda Scarpinati held on to black-and-white photos of a nurse holding her at 3 months old.
The 1977 photos were taken at the Albany Medical Center in New York after Scarpinati fell from a couch onto a hot-steam humidifier. She suffered severe third-degree burns and her head was wrapped in thick gauze.

There, a young nurse cared for her. Black-and-white photos show her holding little Scarpinati in her arms and happily looking at her.

In the years that followed, she would undergo several surgeries and be teased by her classmates.

Growing up as a child, disfigured by the burns, I was bullied and picked on, tormented,” Scarpinati told the Associated Press. “I’d look at those pictures and talk to her, even though I didn’t know who she was. I took comfort looking at this woman who seemed so sincere, caring for me.”

Scarpinati hoped to one day find the nurse who gave her comfort through such a dire time. After 20 years of searching with no luck, Scarpinati turned to the power of social media. She shared the precious photos on her Facebook page writing, “I would love to know her name and possibly get a chance to talk to her and meet her. Please share as you never know who it could reach.”
Her post went viral and what happened next is truly heartwarming…

Angela Leary, who worked with the nurse at the hospital that year, identified her as Susan Berger.
Berger was 21 at the time and just out of college. As it turns out, the now Executive Vice President of New York’s Cazenovia College remembered Scarpinati and even held on to the same photos. Berger even spoke of the little girl she once cared for to her family and friends.
“She was very peaceful,” she said“Usually when babies come out of surgery, they’re sleeping or crying. She was just so calm and trusting. It was amazing.”

Shortly thereafter, the two had an emotional reunion after 38 years.
“I don’t know how many nurses would be lucky enough to have something like this happen, to have someone remember you all that time,” Berger said. “I feel privileged to be the one to represent all the nurses who cared for her over the years.”

While a nurse’s work is sometimes overlooked, Scarpinati’s quest to find Susan Berger proves how important they really are. It also emphasizes the positive affect one person can have on another.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Always make time for your loved ones

Boy: Hi baby!! How are you? I'm so happy today!!
Girl: Wait, I'll text you later, I'm still busy with my thesis.
Boy: Can you do it later? Letter talk first.. I miss you so much baby.
Girl: I have to finish this on time, you know that.
Boy: Please baby, just this once? You can finish that tomorrow.
Girl: What???? Can't you understand this is my project!? Can't you give me time for myself?? COULD YOU PLEASE? I ALSO HAVE MY OWN LIFE..LET ME LIVE FOR MYSELF FOR ONCE! STOP TEXTING ME!
Boy: Sorry baby. I love you very very much. I'll just text you later.
Boy: Hi baby, I can't stay long not texting you. I really wanted to talk to you.. I want us to be happy again.
Boy: Hi baby, still you are not responding to my texts. How's your thesis?
Boy: Baby... Please response,I'm worried already..
Boy: Baby it's already 10pm.. It's been 2 hours but you are still not replying to my text. I miss you already...i love you so much!
Boy: Uhm baby.. I love you so much.. I'm just here for you always.. The time is near that we'll always be together..
Girl: Didn't I tell you I'll text you after I'm done with my thesis?! Can't you understand that?!?! Why is it so hard for you to get that I'm BUSY?? It's like there's no are overreacting..WILL YOU JUST SLEEP??
Boy: Sorry baby.. Ok.Goodnight baby..I love you..Take care of yourself always..I'll always here to guide you..I'm just here..I'll never leave you. ......the NEXT DAY....
Girl: Baby, wake up..Sorry about what I've said last night..i was just really your breakfast baby, I'll be going to school now..
Girl: Wake up baby, you still have classes to attend..text me when you're awake..
Girl: Hey, why until now you're not texting? It's already our lunch break..why didn't you attend your classes? Don't you have phone credits? Please text me..
Boy: He left us son left me already..your boyfriend left you..he alreadyleft those who are dear to him..Did he tells you he's sick? This was the 3rd year his doctor gave him...we thought it wasn't true..Because no one can predict how long a person can
live in this world..but to our surprised, his heart didn't make it too..We tried towake him up this morning but he never responded... There was a message for you in
his phone but he wasn't able to send it.. ""Take care of yourself always, I'm happy where I am going..please, don't cry..I'm sorry I didn't tell you about my condition..i don't want
to bother you because I know how busy you are with your thesis..i don't wanna add up to your worries..I'm not sure if I'm lucky enough to still have a chance to wake up tomorrow but I'm always praying that He'll give me a chance to see you and be with you
everyday of my life..I love you so much...I regret that we didn't have a
chance to talk longer today..but I understand might fail on your thesis if you won't be able to finish it..I'm really really sorry...and I love you very very much..Please, promise me you'll be strong..I'm by your side now..I'll always be here..