When we learn about the life of a famous
person, we often only hear the headlines.
Florence Nightingale is known to many simply
as the “Lady with the Lamp.”
However, the more life stories you read or hear
about a person, the better you get to know
them. Florence cared for others (including many
animals) from the time she was very young.
She also had a habit of speaking her mind,
standing up for herself, and changing things
for the better. The lamp, which she carried
as she cared for soldiers at night during a
war, was just a small part of her story.