Tonya Bonfanti

Tonya Bonfanti

Tonya Bonfanti, RN

NICU
Woman's Hospital
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
United States
Tonya took it upon herself (while the cafeteria was closed) to run downstairs to the vending machine and bought her an assortment of snacks and drinks.

I was working in the same pod as Tonya when she found out that her patient's mother had not eaten all day. The mother did not have the means to buy food, and she did not have any family members available to bring her any. The mother did not want to cause any inconvenience and when asked about it, said that she would be okay. Tonya took it upon herself (while the cafeteria was closed) to run downstairs to the vending machine and bought her an assortment of snacks and drinks. I believe it would have been easy not to take any action. Tonya could have waited until the mother had someone who would have brought her food, and maybe no one would have ever come. Tonya is an amazing nurse. She cares for not only her little patients but the whole family unit. I know this act of kindness meant so much to this mother, and the fact that Tonya did this willingly and discreetly speaks volumes about her! I believe she is a DAISY Nurse.