My child has been in the NICU for approximately 120 days. My primary nurse, Lynn Buscaino, has been there for us since Day 1 ~ teaching us, advocating and supporting us throughout the NICU emotional “rollercoaster” process. She has not only taught us the skills to utilize in the hospital for my baby’s development, but she has also been a supportive factor in helping us to understand the medical challenges my preemie has faced and will continue to encounter. She has consistently stayed with our family “through thick and thin” and has been an instrumental figure by continuing to emphasize the importance of my input/voice in my child’s well being. More importantly, she has never minimized my concerns and has always been optimistic even when my child’s outlook was very uncertain. Her dedication and optimism alone has helped my family through one of the most difficult times in our lives. I want to show my appreciation and gratitude through nominating her for The DAISY Award for her ongoing excellence and dedication to the field of neonatology and infant development. Thank you Lynn !!