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Nurse knows no boundaries

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A nurse who has spent the past two decades traveling the world and volunteering spread her message of helping others to students at Darton College Wednesday.

Mary Lightfine is a nurse who began volunteering in the early nineties with the group 'Doctors Without Borders.'  She's visited 76 countries and lived in more than a dozen, treating patients with little medical equipment, medicine or supplies.

She's been shot at and robbed, but continues to volunteer.  She says what she's received from her service far exceeds what she's been able to give, and that's why she travels around the country, encouraging others to give of their time and service.

She said, "I think it's really important for Americans to learn about other cultures, and I think we can grow as people and develop self-confidence as we help others, so we're helping others, we're learning about them and about their culture and it's enabling us to feel better."

Lightfine started an organization called Volunteers Without Boundaries

She helps place students and others into places where they can volunteer.

 

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