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IN People ON 01 Oct, 2015
So rarely, life pleases you with a charismatic miracle. And that might be 'once in a life' incident. For Amanda Scarpinati, the incredible moment was when she met the nurse who cradled her almost forty years ago when she was severely suffering from burns.
Amanda (NewYork) treasured a black and white photo of herself being cared by a nurse at a hospital when she was just three-month-old and had severe injuries. She dreamed of seeing the nurse again to thank her. She had been searching the nurse for almost twenty years. Thanks to the social media that made her dream come true.
A snap of a beautiful reunion after four decades. 38-year-old Amanda met the nurse who cared her through Facebook appeal.
Amanda had severe burns by hot steam vaporizer in her head and fingers. She was kept in the hospital for many days.
She shared her experience like this: 'Growing up as a child, disfigured by the burns, I was bullied and picked on, tormented. 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.'
'Oh my God, you're real, thank you!' were Amanda's words when she saw Susan. Susan also thanked her.
Susan was just 21 when she happened to cradle Amanda when she was three-month-old. The photo was taken by Carl Howard and was published in Albany Medical Center's annual report in 1977. Susan's name was not included in the report, so Amanda knew nothing about Susan. She searched Susan for 20 years.
Now, she supervises a health center in New York and soon she will be ending her career.
She got the photos from the annual report of Albany Medical Center published in 1977.