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Mar 4, 2009

An Extraordinary Nurse Versus An Ordinary Nurse

A NOTE FROM GLOBALGIVING:

This is the second in a series of snapshots about project leader Linda Conforti and her organization Angels in Waiting.

Thank you for your continued support of Linda and her tireless dedication to improving the lives of America’s foster children. We ask you to contribute again today! Feel free to tell your friends about Linda and her incredible work!

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An Extraordinary Nurse Versus An Ordinary Nurse

Linda Conforti has been a neonatal and pediatric intensive care nurse for over 25 years. Over her career she has noticed an alarming increase of methamphetamine use among pregnant women, resulting in infants being born prematurely. Sadly, many birth mothers abandon their babies who are fighting for their lives in neonatal intensive care units across the country.

In 2005, Linda decided that she was going to become the voice for these souls and recruit nurses to take them into their homes, heal them, adopt them, or find adoptive homes for them.

“In high school I took a course … called medical occupations,” says Linda. “There was a nurse who taught that class. She inspired me to become an extraordinary nurse versus an ordinary nurse.”

Linda established Angels in Waiting with the goal to pair compassionate, capable, and trained nurses with medically fragile foster care infants and children and provide them with a loving, safe, and nurturing environment.

Feb 18, 2009

Caring for Nomads from the Canadian Wilderness to the Beaches of California

A NOTE FROM GLOBAL GIVING: Please welcome Linda Conforti. She is a new project leader here at GlobalGiving and over the past few weeks we have had the opportunity to get to know her and the great work she does for her organization Angels in Waiting.

Periodically over the next two months we will be sending you snapshots about Linda’s life and work. We encourage your feedback about this new form of project update so that we can provide you with the most interesting and relevant information possible about the projects and causes you support.

We thank you for your contributions to ask you to please donate again now to Linda and Angels in Waiting! Feel free to tell your friends about Linda and her incredible work!

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Linda Conforti grew up on the frozen tundra of Labrador, Canada, the daughter of a military family. As a child, she witnessed the migration of caribou, wolves, and the nomad Indians called Eskimos by the people in her town. On winter days when the temperature measured 50 degrees below zero, Linda watched the nomad Indians pass through the military base in search of food. Linda remembers her mother putting out canned food and fretting when she forgot to place a can opener with her offering.

Linda has never forgotten the sight of the procession of families with young children, wild dogs, sleds, carrying bags full of clothing made of the pelts of harbor seals, muskrat, and bear. “I was stunned on how any human could live in this harsh existence, let alone migrate with the caribou and the wolves toe in toe,” says Linda.

Although Linda now lives in Southern California, a world away from the nomad Indians traveling to survive in forsaken climates, she has found a new nomad culture that needs her help – America’s infants and children in foster care. “These children also have to survive in harsh and brutal conditions,” says Linda. Her organization Angels in Waiting works to place medically fragile foster children with trained nurses who can provide them a loving, safe, and nurturing home environment.

Dec 2, 2008

Helping Angels In Their Time of Need...

Their first step is in your hands.
Their first step is in your hands.

We would like to thank our gracious supporters who donated their hard earned cash to our cause during this economic crisis. We not only have succeeded in obtaining a permanent position on Global Giving’s website, we also have recruited five more Registered Nurses to care for America's medically fragile foster care infants and children! Your donated dollars will go towards the recruitment and training of more qualified nurses for this worthy cause. Please continue to support America's abused and abandoned premature infants and children by passing on this noble endeavor to your family and friends. Due to our recent economic crisis, child abuse is increasing to alarming numbers across America. Our foster care infants and children need our help more now than ever! With state budget cuts impacting parenting classes and drug abuse/ rehab courses, America's infants and children are in greater risk for neglect and abuse. Please consider helping America's most precious resource… her children. Sincerely, Linda West Conforti R.N. Project Leader ~We are all Angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another … we will all fly higher when we embrace one another.

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