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Grit and Grace

....... now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done -- occasionally what men have not done -- thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action. ~ Amelia Earhart

Helen Brooke Taussig (1898-1986) was an American cardiologist, working in Baltimore and Boston, who founded the field of pediatric cardiology. Notably, she is credited with developing the concept for a procedure that would extend the lives of children born with Tetrology of Fallot (also known as blue baby syndrome). This concept was applied in practice as a procedure known as the Blalock-Taussig shunt.

Pediatric Cardiologist, Helen B. Taussig

Jane Goodall

" No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves." -Amelia Earhart

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Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Colonel Ruby Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. After her capture, she continued to work as a nurse in prisoner of war camps until 1945. She is the most-decorated woman in U.S. military history.

Lucy Barfield, to whom C.S. Lewis dedicated The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Owen Barfield Literary Estate: Official Website

Annie Moore a 14 year old Irish girl was the first passenger registered at Ellis Island January 1, 1892 which was also her 15 birthday. She was from county Cork Ireland

Eleanor of Aquitaine (born c. 1122—died April 1, 1204... queen consort of both Louis VII of France (1137–52) and Henry II of England (1152–1204) and mother of Richard I (the Lion-Heart) and John of England. She was perhaps the most powerful woman in 12th-century Europe