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For Patrick’s Nurses

In 1999, a team of bone marrow transplant nurses at Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center took care of our Patrick (Barnes) whose ITP was out of control. The compassionate and sensitive care these nurses gave Patrick and our family compelled us to express our gratitude to nurses. So The DAISY Award was born. To Karen Bidwell, Ann Blake, Andi Bowen, Patti Daraskavich, Susan Irish, Ken Kanfoush, Karen Kuster, Diane Lynn, Lynn Maleta, Vivian Markle, Juanita Merriweather, Terrie Paine, Susan Pambianco, Peggy Stufflebeam, Debra Thomas, Jocelyne Wahl, Robert Young and no doubt others whose names we don’t know – you are in our hearts forever! Thank you for holding us close then. We serve the nursing profession because of your dedication to extraordinary compassionate care..

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