Being a professional nurse means the patients in your care must be able to trust you, it means being up to date with best practice, it means treating your patients and colleagues with dignity, kindness, respect, and compassion. Kristie Story embodies these things and more. She seeks to defend the dignity of those in her care, advocates for, and strives to protect the rights of her patients. One story, in particular, has really touched my heart. We had a patient in the ICU who was here longer than most would like to be. The physicians and nurses worked tirelessly to “cure” him of his disease process, but sometimes no matter how hard the efforts, some things just can’t be cured. The patient knew it was his time. He expressed his wishes to “just go home” to Kristie, and despite some resistance from family at first, Kristie was able to make this happen for him. The patient got to go home within 24 hours. To this day the patient’s family calls the ICU at least twice a week to update the nurses on his progress. In particular, she mentioned how Kristie was “one of the kindest, most caring nurses I’ve ever met. She not only took excellent care of my husband but also me and my family.” I would like to recognize Kristie for all her hard work and positivity that she brings not only to her patients but her coworkers.