I checked every DAISY Award nomination criteria box to describe Laura. She exceptionally demonstrated each category as she cared for me. Being in the hospital for 71 days, not every day was a good day unless Laura was my nurse. On the good days, Laura would push me to excel in my therapy. On my worse days, she would comfort me. I knew it would be a good day if Laura was my nurse.
Laura cared about my story, my life, and my future once I left Miami Valley Hospital. She discussed my situation in a unit care conference to be sure the next step in my recovery was the right one. She advocated on issues I felt strongly about when I was not able to do so. Laura made sure my family was included. She built a strong bond with my son. He always hoped she was my nurse when he came to visit.
As blessed as I am to be alive, I was blessed to have Laura walking with me during my recovery. We love you, Laura! Thanks for being the best!