Leonilda is in every women

Homenaje-Leonilda-3“I did not know my grandma, but I learned to love her because my mother and my father, who is her son; I’m going to study too much and be a doctor to take care of children like her” expressed Kárelin González Álvarez, granddaughter of Leonilda Tamayo Matos, nurse that died fulfilling her internationalist mission in Angola.

Members of the Cuban Women Federation (FMC) and workers of Public Health in the Isle of Youth paid tribute to the nurse that died fulfilling internationalist mission in Angola

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“I did not know my grandma, but I learned to love her because my mother and my father, who is her son; I’m going to study too much and be a doctor to take care of children like her” expressed Kárelin González Álvarez, granddaughter of Leonilda Tamayo Matos, nurse that died fulfilling her internationalist mission in Angola.

During the tribute that the Cuban Women Federation (FMC) and the workers of the polyclinic paid to, the presents could watch a video where the work trajectory of this ex-member of the Association of Rebel Young People and participant of the Literacy campaign was highlighted.

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In the documentary film Bernarda Betancourt Soler, former nurse and who shared the work with Leonilda, recalled how she worked, her actions as syndical leader and her passion for her three children.

In this occasion the nurses Karina Licea and Martha Beltrán talked about their experiences in St Lucia Island and Venezuela, where they contributed with the improvement of health of their patients.

Armando Aquino, member of the Cuban Workers Federation (CTC), highlighted the labour of 29 professionals of the same institution that fulfil mission in this moment, congratulated the members of the women organization for its 52 anniversary and exhorted them to continue the example of Leonilda for going on enriching the history of the Revolution.

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Traslation: Lien Fernández Sánchez

 

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