The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem)
Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the
skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was
established by the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications
of the auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply
appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family.
When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses in a very public
way. Please say thank you by sharing your
story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget!