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!
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.