WTC nurse fatalities & RAWA

  1. Hi,
    Was browsing the net, then the allnurse site, then noted Y'all's topic and thought I would note 2 references of possible interest. I am the Webmaster for the Virtual Nurses Memorial. Except for an ad banner that appears in exchange for free web site space, the VNM is a noncommercial site that memorializes nurses who have died in the line of nursing care. 9 nurses were murdered in the attack on the WTC. Should you wish to view their backgrounds and circumstance of death, click on the WTC area once you get to the Memorial Listings page of the VNM http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Woods/6780 .
    The other reference is in regard to RAWA, The Revolutionary
    Association of the Women of Afghanistan http://rawa.fancymarketing.net/index.html that existed prior to 911, to attempt to deal with the oppression of women that Y'all have probably seen reference to in the news. While there is great excitement the past view days about the progress of the war, there is a chilling article referenced towards the end of the opening page entitled "What will the Northern Alliance do in our name now? I dread to think...'Why do we always have this ambiguous, dangerous relationship with our allies?'
    In terms of relevance to nursing, RAWA is trying to reopen Malalai Hospital which they "founded in 1986 in Quetta, Pakistan for the purpose of providing health care to Afghan women and children refugees. It served 400 patients per day and developed a reputation of being one of the best hospitals in the area particularly in helping land mine explosion victims."
    For what it is worth, my understanding is that Mavis Leno, Jay's wife, is actively and financially involved in aiding the plight of Afghan women.
    If anyone knows that RAWA is not actually what it is purported to be, please advise.
    Well I think I am running out of space so I'll leave you with a QOTD: Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the
    inside. (anon) Bob
    Last edit by mcvegas on Nov 18, '01
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   -jt
    <<8 nurses were murdered in the attack on the WTC. >>


    The webmaster missed one:

    "Fire Marshal Ronald Bucca, 47, of Tuckahoe, NY.......
    He was not only a 23-year veteran fireman, but a soldier and a nurse, as well........"

    News and Views | City Beat | They Ran to Help Terror Attack Victims
    http://www.nydailynews.com/2001-11-1...t/a-131693.asp
  4. by   mcvegas
    Thank you JT. Ronald has been since added to the VNM.
    Bob
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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by -jt
    [B]<<8 nurses were murdered in the attack on the WTC. >>
    The webmaster missed one:"Fire Marshal Ronald Bucca, 47, of Tuckahoe, NY.......
  5. by   ohlpn
    I am surprised at the lack of hits on this thread. I see where "Bin Laden Songs" and "Bin Laden Pictures"-like subjects have almost three times as many folks reading them.
    The links that mcvegas offered are pertinent to nursing and women in particular. Both links are probably a couple of the best I have found on AllNurses.com.
    Hope to see more hits on this thread in the next few weeks. Thanks mcvegas for sharing . . . Nance
  6. by   Jenny P
    Aside from the fact that I switched internet providers and was offline for several days not knowing how to get it working; I seemed to have missed this thread. I have visited the Virtual Nurses Memorial several times; and I do visit the RAWA site fairly often; although not in the past 2 weeks.
    Both of these sites are quite inspiring and have raised my consciousness of many issues I was unaware of in the past (who'd of thought that so many nurses have died on flight duty?).
  7. by   -jt
    <I am surprised at the lack of hits on this thread. I see where "Bin Laden Songs" and "Bin Laden Pictures"-like subjects have almost three times as many folks reading them.>

    I know how you feel. Exactly how I feel when, with all the unrest that is going on in this profession at this very moment, I sign onto this website & see a million topics on whether we should be wearing white uniforms, whats the best shoes to wear, and is a skirt better than pants. Sad.

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