Blandina Segale, more commonly known as Sister Blandina (1850 – 1941) was an Italian-born American Sister of Charity of Cincinnati and missionary, who became widely known through her service on the American frontier in the late 19th century. During her missionary work, she met, among others, Billy the Kid and the leaders of the Native American tribes of the Apache and Comanche. She served as an educator and social worker who worked in Ohio, Colorado and New Mexico, assisting Native Americans, Hispanic settlers and European immigrants.
Blandina Khondowe (1980 – 2020), born Blandina Mlenga, was best known for her role as Miss Malawi 2002 and for her breast cancer advocacy. She is the founder of Think Pink – Malawi campaign for breast cancer awareness and the founder of Hope for Cancer Foundation. She was an advocate for breast cancer awareness and spoke about the lack of facilities and access to equitable management. She, until her death on in 2020, worked as a civil servant for Malawi's Ministry of Tourism.
Also Provençal and Gascon: --- Source: Institut d'Estudis Occitans

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