Michele. Perth, Australia
"A few years ago, I had my appendix removed. The poor nurses were flat out, overworked and exhausted. I was feeling quite ill and not able to stomach any hospital food. But to be released, I had to eat something. A nurse realised that I was from South Africa, and when she came into work that morning, told me not to worry about eating the hospital breakfast. She then shared with me her "mielie pap" (a South African corn meal porridge). Not only did this amazing nurse go to the trouble of making me something to eat that reminded me of home, she was also willing to share her own breakfast with me. All the while taking time out of her incredibly busy day to cheer me up. It was so touching. I will always remember her act of kindness when I was feeling so vulnerable."