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PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE US: Florence Nightingale

In the second post in this series, Sarah from our London Meed group has written about why Florence Nightingale inspires her:

The things I like about Florence Nightingale:

  • She never gave up;
  • She changed the history of nursing;
  • She grew up rich and still helped the poor;
  • She would not take no for an answer;
  • She heard a voice from God.

What I know about Florence Nightingale:

  • Her nickname was ‘lady of the lamp’ when she was a nurse;
  • Her mother’s name was Fanny;
  • Her father’s name was William;
  • Her sister’s nickname was ‘Parthe’;
  • Florence’s nickname at home was ‘Flo’.
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