Donna Castagliola

Donna Castagliola

Donna Castagliola, RN

Med 4/BMT
Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY
New Hyde Park, New York
United States
Donna would surprise her with Kinder Eggs, which is my daughter's favorite.

It is almost impossible to put into words of what an outstanding nurse Donna is. Every time we are here, and we see Donna, it's like a breath of fresh air. My three-year-old absolutely loves her and makes being here a little easier knowing my daughter looks forward to seeing her. When my daughter was first diagnosed with leukemia and was sick and in isolation, she was miserable. Donna would surprise her with Kinder Eggs, which is my daughter's favorite. She would sit there and play with her for a little while. It made my daughter so happy. My daughter really connected with Donna. For Donna to think about her outside of the hospital just goes to show what type of person she is. She is an amazing nurse. We love Donna and she is by far the best nurse we could ever ask for.

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Our daughter was diagnosed in 2015, clearly every parent's nightmare. From the moment we met Donna, we knew we were under the best care. Donna always went out of her way to check on us and to make sure our baby was and still is being taken care of. Being in this horrible situation seemed bearable knowing we had this very special woman on our side. We cherish the friendship that has grown with her, the dedication to her work and her family is something we truly admire and respect! Donna is one of a kind.