What struggles did Clara Barton go through?

, my name is Clara Barton I was born on December 25, 1821 in Oxford, Mass. I am the organizer and founder of the American Red Cross. I had been educated at home. I began teaching school at the age of fifteen in various elementary schools in Massachusetts and New Jersey between the years 1836 and 1854. I cared for my brother David for two years; that was my only Medical experience. At the outbreak of the Civil War, I lived in Washington, D.C., and I worked at the U.S. Patent Office. Following the Baltimore Riots, upon the sixth Massachusetts Regiment arriving in Washington, it was I who organized a relief program for the soldiers, starting my lifelong career as a nurse and humanitarian. I am a strong and independent woman; and one morning I had to face a difficult decision I helped save a 'negro' from Slavery, I hid him in my woodshed and I had helped him into freedom. I stopped being a teacher; a man took over our school so I decided that I would be head nurse in the Civil War. I left for Europe a little while after and I began to learn about the Red Cross. I disliked the way Soldiers were treated. I became President of the Red Cross until 1904.

The Red Cross in its nature, it aims and purposes, and consequently, its methods, are unlike any other organization in the country. It is an organization of physical action, of instantaneous action, at the spur of the moment; it cannot await the ordinary deliberation of organized bodies if it would be of use to suffering humanity, ... [ellipsis in original] it has by its nature a field of its own. - Clara Barton

Clara Barton died on April 12, 1912. We all miss Clara very much. We all remember how she founded the Red Cross and how she helped wounded soldiers. She saved many lives. Today the Red Cross is still alive and helping people in hard situations. I am glad Clara Barton lived in our world