On International Nurses Day 2016 one of Cure Leukaemia's Specialist Research Nurses Donna Walsh has been recognised at the Birmingham Mail's Pride of Nursing Awards
Donna was joined at the Marriott Hotel in Birmingham by one of the patients who nominated her for the award, James Cunningham. James is currently in remission for acute myeloid leukaemia and has always been quick to praise Donna for her dedication and keeness to go beyond the call of duty to help her patients.
Donna was also nominated by her patients Andrew Robinson from Halesowen and Allan Morris from Hanbury in Worcestershire. Fittingly, she recived the award on International Nurses Day from Birmingham Mail Editor Marc Reeves and Donna was thrilled with the recognition:
"It is fantastic to receive recognition for what we do and makes you feel proud to be a nurse.
I would like to thank James, Allan and Andrew for taking time to nominate me for this, it really does mean a lot."
James was only too happy to attend when Donna invited him along and was emotional to see her receive her award:
"I know this is special to Donna but it also means a lot to me. She goes over and above the call of duty for the benfit of people like me.
Without people like Donna, patients like myself would not be here."
Another great supporter of Cure Leukaemia, Kate Rogers also recived an award. Kate has raised many funds up on the wards at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital through raffles and has taken part in a number of Great Birmingham Runs in recent years.
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