Crumpler’s aunt was a woman who spent much of her time caring for sick neighbors and friends. In the beginning of her book, A Book of Medical Discourses, she explained that being surrounded by the work of her aunt is what made her form a liking to relieving the suffering of others, which is what pushed her to go into medicine. Crumpler became a nurse, a profession that did not require formal education in that time, and cared for patients in Massachusetts for eight years. She was eventually admitted to the New England Female Medical college in 1860, and graduated in 1864. She was the first and only African American to graduate the school due to it closing in 1873.
At the Smithfield Court Community Center on Sept. 30 the Smithfield Court/ Elyton Walk club acknowledged Miles College senior social work major Tiffany Taylor who was presented a $5,802 scholarship from the Housing Authority Birmingham District. Taylor decided at an early age that she wanted to further her education. She has seen many people from her neighborhood lose their lives from being in the streets and didn 't want to be another statistic. Miles College was her first choice because it is a Historically Black College and University. "To further my education at a HBCU means that I am receiving the best education by teachers who look just like me."
Evangelist Linda M. Dawkins was born in the mid-20th century, the second of six children to the late Charles and Elder Odessa Talley in Philadelphia, Pa. Sister Linda grew up in an incredibly religious environment, since her mother who was an extremely religious woman. Mrs. Talley would take Linda and her siblings and walk up and down Ridge Avenue to and from The Parham Church in North Philadelphia several times a week. Later Mrs. Talley would become a member and minister at “The Reformed Church of the Living God”. While playing church with her siblings as a child, she pretended to “get knocked out by the Holy Spirit” and she certainly received the blessing of the Holy Spirit as she was “playing”, and it was then she was told she had a calling
Biography for Tiffany Holtzman Tiffany Holtzman is the founder and Board president of S.A.F.E. – Supplying Allergy Friendly and Emergency – Food Pantry. From her personal experiences with severe gluten intolerance, food allergies, and food intolerances, she wanted to turn her challenges into a way to help others with similar conditions. Her nonprofit experiences started at age 13 when she volunteered with the American Red Cross in Brevard County, Florida as a receptionist. She expanded her skills to a service to military family caseworker along with acquiring disaster training and teaching others in CPR/First Aid and babysitting – all before graduating high school.
When I was younger, I always said that I wanted to be like my grandmother. My grandmother, who is a nationally recognized Cincinnati Enquirer’s Woman of the Year, is a successful Obstetrics Gynecology Registered Nurse. I’ve taken an interest in becoming an Obstetrics Gynecology Physician, also known as an OB GYN solely because of my grandmother’s influence. During the summer, I visit my grandmother in Ohio, and she often takes me to work with her and I get to see just what the job is about. I enjoy seeing the babies in both the nursery and the Intensive Care unit (NICU) as well as observing the OB GYN’s visiting with their patients while they are in the hospital.
“When I grew up, my sister and I would just be excited to share a bottle of Coca Cola my grandfather would bring us. I would be working outside on the farm and my sister would be washing the dishes inside. My grandfather would pull up with the one bottle of Coca Cola. This was a glass bottle of Coca Cola worth 5 cents back then. My sister and I would share that every Sunday and it would just make our day,” Donna said.
Civil War: The Women 's Role Many people were grateful for the contributions of women in the war. Many of the women did serve as nurses to take care of the injured. Women of the North and South volunteered to work as nurses. As soon as the war began many women wanted to become nurses to help. In those days it was considered proper for women to take care of men even if they were strangers.
These diseases include Tuberculosis, smallpox and pneumonia. Medicine was not as advanced as it is today so every disease was a lot harder to defeat. Procedures such as childbirth and pregnancy are seen as simple procedures now but used to be a plausible cause of death. Disease was persistent in Dickinson’s family with her mother fighting multiple diseases for the last couple decades of her life. Dickinson spent most of her time staying at home and she took care of her often ill mother.
It was natural that women were the nurses and the caregivers, because they were caretakers of children, family and the community (Mary Ann Bickerdyke). The home was the center of health care, and for the first two centuries all nursing was home nursing. When the nation’s first hospital began in Philadelphia in 1751, it was thought of as a poorhouse. It took two centuries before the public viewed hospitals as prestigious and safe. The Civil War gave enormous impulsion to the building of hospitals and to the development of nursing as a
Fifteen years ago, I decided I wanted to become a nurse. It began when my mother was undergoing treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I met a wonderful home health care nurse taking care of my mother. It was then, I realized, I wanted to pursue a career in nursing. After all, I had already spent a great deal of my life taking care of my kids and family.