We have been touched by the kindness of so many nurses here at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin since my daughter, Cookie, was diagnosed with lymphoma in August 2012. She had six rounds of chemo followed by a bone marrow transplant. We could not have gotten through it without the love and great care of nurses like Laura McNally, her nurse in the MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
Laura made a personal connection with Cookie from her very first treatment. Even after we went to the cancer unit, Laura continued to visit and follow up with Cookie. She started as Cookie’s nurse — now she is our friend!
Join me in acknowledging a nurse at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin who made a difference in the care of a child. Visit jsonline.com/nurse by Monday, March 18 to submit a nomination in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Nurse of the Year award.
- Linda Topp, Cookie’s mom, guest blogger