What is the DAISY Foundation?
An acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem, The DAISYFoundation was formed in November, 1999, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family. Read more about why they started The DAISY Foundation.
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Latest DAISY Foundation News
Click here to read our latest blog on Nurse.com, written by DAISY Co-founders Mark and Bonnie Barnes, celebrating 2020 being designated The Year of The Nurse and Midwife.
Many nurses serve on medical missions, often using their vacation time and funding the trip themselves or want to participate in a medical mission but do not have the means to make it happen. DAISY wants to help! In early 2019 we kicked off our Medical Mission Grant program as an added opportunity for DAISY Honorees. Each year, up to 10 grants of $1,500 each are awarded to encourage nurses who have demonstrated extraordinary compassion in daily practice to contribute to patient care for the world's most underserved and vulnerable people.