Maggie Ellender

"I feel extremely blessed and honored to be a small part of this phenomenal organization. The DAISY Foundation pierces the heart of what it truly means to be a nurse. Receiving this recognition has been very humbling to say the least. It has given me immense encouragement to see through a renewed lens of what it means to provide care. I have learned that caring for the human heart is the crux of everyone's ache, no matter what illness or disease might be presented. If we can all strive to facilitate this space of providing hope, I believe a small seed will be planted. Receiving this award has given me a small glimmer of the fruit that can be brought by simply caring for the ache of every human heart. That ache is to be known, love and seen. Listening and acting upon that ache is what matters most, whether we see the fruit or not. 

I want to personally thank you for giving us the opportunity to be a part of such a beautiful organization. It has given me such hope and peace to persevere. The DAISY Foundation has, and will continue to impact more than you know."

Healthcare Organization
Louisiana State University