I want to show my visiting nurse, Vira Didukh, my gratitude for almost five months of commitment. Always a smile, always a word of encouragement and compassion—weather storms or holidays—she was always present and ready to go, offering to pick up a prescription at the pharmacy, or at the doctor’s office. Thank you, Vira. You conquered my heart and helped me to regain my life. My whole family loves and thanks you too (even the BIG dog). Now, that all the pain and suffering are gone and I’m okay, we will miss your beautiful smile. Thank you for your dedication.
—Nominated by Manuela Houtman