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Mary Lightfine  

Can one person possibly make a difference in a world filled with chaos? YES, after working sixteen years in emergency rooms throughout the United States.

Can one person possibly make a difference in a world filled with chaos? YES, after working sixteen years in emergency rooms throughout the United States, Mary Lightfine, a nurse, pilot and a self-professed adrenaline junkie, packed her bags and moved from New Straitsville, Ohio to Mogadishu, Somalia. This decision gave her a chance to feel what war, starvation and desperation was like from another completely different perspective that changed her life forever. During the past twelve years she has lived and worked in more than a dozen countries, including some of the most hellish spots on earth. Mary was ambushed and shot at in Somalia, delivered babies in the jungles of Sri Lanka, and traveled by jeep, foot and donkey in perilous Afghani Mountains full of land mines, -- to help isolated inhabitants. -- Mary brought food to remote villages by helicopter in Nicaragua, and Louisiana after the hurricanes and to starving refugees in South Sudan following the destruction of their villages by government alliances. She was one of the first to provide medical aid to Kosovar refugees who had experienced unthinkable horrors. -- Mary is a seasoned veteran of the Nobel Prize winning organization, Doctors Without Borders. She is also founder and President of Volunteers Without Boundaries. Through her compelling stories, Mary Lightfine will show you how you can make a difference in your life and in the world around you.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY / LEADERSHIP LECTURES

PERFECT FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY, WOMEN'S HISTORY,

BLACK HISTORY, ALLIED HEALTH STUDENTS, LEADERSHIP,

POLITICAL SCIENCE AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

Through Mary's inspiring multimedia presentation you will see the humor, feel the tragedy and discover how one person can make a difference in the world.

Toughened by sixteen years of saving lives in some of America's busiest emergency rooms, Mary Lightfine, a nurse, pilot and author, decided to join an organization called Doctors without Borders. This decision gave her a chance to feel what war, starvation and desperation was like from another completely different perspective that changed her life forever. During the past twelve years she has lived and worked among some of the most fascinating cultures in over a dozen war torn countries. Mary was ambushed and shot at in Somalia, delivered babies in the jungles of Sri Lanka, and traveled by jeep, foot and donkey in perilous Afghani Mountains full of land mines, to help isolated inhabitants. Mary brought food to remote villages by helicopter in Nicaragua, and Louisiana after the hurricanes and to starving refugees in South Sudan following the destruction of their villages by government alliances. She was one of the first to provide medical aid to Kosovar refugees who had experienced unthinkable horrors. -- Mary is a seasoned veteran of International Medical Corps and the Nobel Prize winning organization Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders. She is also founder and President of Nurse Without Boundaries and Volunteers Without Boundaries. Mary has been the subject of countless international news articles, appeared on The History Channel, was written up in LIFE magazine, professional journals and books, and is a published author. Today she has become a pilot and lives in Florida with her husband, Paul Rooy and their two dogs. Mary travels extensively performing international charity work and sharing her experiences with organizations and Colleges throughout the United States. Through her compelling stories, Mary Lightfine will show you how you can make a difference in your life and in the world around you.

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