Woman Spent Years Trying To Find Nurse. After 38 Years She Finally Did

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What a beautiful story with an ending that hit me right in the feels!! 

Amanda Scarpinati was only 3 months old when she accidentally fell on a hot-steam humidifier that caused her to suffer third-degree burns and was sent to Albany Medical Center in New York. 

One special nurse cared for her there as her burns healed, and in the decades since, she’s remained at the back of Scarpinati’s mind.


Throughout her life, Scarpinati held onto a set of black-and-white photos that had been printed in the hospital’s 1977 annual report the year she’d been treated there as a baby. Pictured in the photos were a three-month-old Scarpinati being held by the young nurse with a kind face — the sweet lady who’d touched her life. For over 20 years Amanda had gone to great lengths to find the unnamed woman. Unfortunately, 20 years of searching didn’t turn up anything useful... well that is until she shared the photos on Facebook. She’d hoped someone would see the pictures and recognize the nurse, and thanks to the power of social media, someone did.  Read more at shared.com


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