After working sixteen years as a nurse in emergency rooms
, Mary Lightfine, a self-professed adrenaline junkie, uproots her life and
plants herself in the middle of
where she decides 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 and inspired her to write NURSES, NOMADS AND WARLORDS.
During the past twelve years Mary has lived and worked in more than a
dozen countries, including some of the most hellish spots on earth; she has been
seen In LIFE Magazine,
The History Channel and on countless news headlines, as well as National
and International television.
Mary was ambushed and shot at in
, delivered babies in the jungles of
, and traveled by jeep, foot and donkey in perilous
full of land mines, to help isolated inhabitants.
She brought food to remote villages by helicopter in
after the hurricanes and to starving refugees in
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
seasoned veteran of the Nobel Prize winning organization, Doctors Without
Borders and founder and President of Nurse
Without Boundaries and Volunteers
Without Boundaries. Through her
inspirational compelling stories, you will see the humor in humanity and feel
the tragedy of war. You will be
educated, entertained and discover how you can make a difference in your life
and in the world around you.
Today Mary Lightfine has become a pilot and lives in
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
. Mary believes that one person can make a difference in one’s own life
and in the world around us.
Click here to be taken to the web site of Mary's charitable organization,
Volunteers Without Boundaries.
Nominated Lecturer of the year by APCA
NOMADS, AND WARLORDS
An exciting, page
turning, true story of adventure, murder, romance and international intrigue;
this book drops you down in the middle of Mogadishu, Somalia during a time of
violent anarchy and civil unrest. You are forced to see, smell and touch the
masses of starved, maimed and dying while bombs and machine gunfire rip through
the air just outside the shattered windows of
where you work side by side with courageous volunteers. The characters are
real, unforgettable and unique. You
will experience the tragedy of war and witness the humor in humanity.
You will laugh and cry but you… will not forget this story.