Burned as a baby, woman finally meets nurse who cared for her

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ALBANY, N.Y. — A woman badly burned as a baby finally met the nurse who cared for her 38 years ago after learning her identity through Facebook.

Amanda Scarpinati always treasured photos showing her as a 3-month-old burn patient, being cradled in the arms of a young nurse. According to People, a hot-steam humidifier left Amanda with severe burns to her head and hands.

When she was taunted on the playground or suffered through reconstructive surgeries, she found comfort thinking of the nurse who cared.

Facebook friends led her to Susan Berger, now nearing retirement. The two finally met Tuesday at Albany Medical Center in New York, thanking each other for the lasting impact of their encounters in the pediatric care ward so long ago.



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