Elizabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium. During WWI established a hospital and worked as a nurse caring for soldiers and civilians. During WWII German occupation of Belgium she used her influence as Queen and German connections to assist in rescuing hundreds of Jewish children from the Nazis for which she was awarded the title Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government
This mother was crushed by debris during the earthquake in China. She shielded her 3 month old son with her body. The baby was still sound asleep when the rescue workers found him. There was a cell phone inside the flowery blanket, and on it was a text message that said, "If you can survive, you must remember that I love you."