Like a Sister

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Kelly Travis works in the intensive care unit (ICU) at AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach where she was recognized with a DAISY Award for her skillful and compassionate care as a nurse. She was nominated for the award by the mother of a patient who sadly passed away.

The mother said, “Kelly talked to our family like she was our sister. She kept us informed every minute about what was happening with my son and what she was giving him for medication. Her personality was so wonderful, and she made us feel comfortable despite enduring the hardest part of my life — losing my son.”

She continued, “She didn't lie or say he was getting better. She put her arms around us and told us she understood how hard this was. She also prayed with us. I just can't say enough about her.”

Kelly’s care that day was deserving of her honor. As part of her recognition, she received a bouquet of daisies, a certificate, a tote bag, and a hand-carved stone sculpture of The Healer’s Touch by an artist of the Shona Tribe in Zimbabwe.

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