The DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award is an international
recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate
care nurses provide every day. The DAISY Foundation was established by
the family of J. Patrick Barnes after he died from complications of the
auto-immune disease ITP in 1999. During his hospitalization, they deeply
appreciated the care and compassion shown to Patrick and his entire family.
When he died, they felt compelled to say “thank you” to nurses
in a very public way. Please say thank you by sharing your story of how
a nurse made a difference you will never forget!