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Angela, a recovery room nurse, signed up as a Red Cross volunteer shortly after Hurricane Katrina came to shore. She was sent to Port Allen, Louisiana, where she worked in a shelter for 400 evacuees. Angela mended wounds, gave out medication and treated people for rashes they had gotten from contaminated floodwaters.

Angela's daughter Andrea says she felt humbled by the people who lost everything in the storm.

"I'm so proud of my mother for going down to help with the Hurricane Katrina rescue effort," Andrea wrote to The Oprah Winfrey Show. "She sets such a great example for how you should always help people in need."

"You're right, Andrea...your mother is a hero," Oprah says. "Hurray for all the nurses!"
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FROM: Oprah's Favorite Things 2005
Published on November 21, 2005

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