Monica Adams is an excellent nurse who provides exceptional care to each one of her patients. I personally witnessed one of Monica’s patients going through a difficult time because her hospital stay was going to be much longer and more difficult than expected. The patient began to become depressed. Through Monica’s own personal experience with a similar situation, Monica was able to provide reassurance and encouragement that the patient needed. She brought back joy to the patient and reaffirmed to me the reason we are here and the impact we make in the lives of our patients. Last year Monica lost her home to a fire, she still has yet to set foot back in her home. She has not let her life circumstances keep her from smiling and bringing joy to others. She is deserving of so much more and I am thankful to have her as a coworker and friend.