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Helen R. Walsh, registered nurse, dies

Helen R. Walsh, registered nurse, dies

Helen R. Walsh, a registered nurse who helped her physician husband establish Project HOPE in the 1950s, which brought health care to developing countries and offered disaster relief, died Thursday from congestive heart failure at her Bethesda home. She was 89. "Helen and Bill Walsh were larger-than-life figures who convinced President [Dwight] Eisenhower to give Project HOPE a ship that became an icon of America's humanity," Dr. John Howe, Project HOPE's current president and CEO, said Tuesday. The daughter of Norwegian immigrant parents, the former Helen Hjordise Rundvold was born in Wild Rose, N.D. Her father was a carpenter, and her mother was a homemaker. In...

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