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Sick and Ye Visited Me

During the 1918 influenza pandemic, half a billion people—roughly one-fifth of the world’s population—came down with the disease. During this period, Zina Young Williams Card, a daughter of Brigham Young, responded to “a call for volunteer nurses” and “took care of fifty-two people with that dreadful sickness.” While caring for others, Zina herself became ill and lost her eyesight for the next two years, but despite a general mortality rate of 10–20 percent, none of Zina’s patients died.

Aunt Zina: The Life of Zina Young Williams Card,” history.lds.org