William Daley

William Daley

William Daley, RN

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unity
Holy Cross Hospital
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
United States
I felt the respect and admiration William had for my father and the trust he placed in learning and respecting his wishes.

My father was a truly great man but five hospitalizations in seven weeks took their toll.  After a blood pressure crash, he was brought to the critical care unit in pain, exhausted and scared.  William met us (I say us because I felt the same way and we were both subsequently cared for) by taking care of dad's medical needs but also seeing the person.  I felt the respect and admiration he had for my father and the trust he placed in learning and respecting his wishes. I was doing my best to hold myself together, which was noticed, and asked if he could give me a hug.  That simple, yet profound, gesture of kindness made me feel less alone and like I had a partner in the care for the most important person in my life in the final chapter of his life's storm.