There are many extraordinary nurses who make Emergency Nursing their passion. It takes quick thought, exemplary skills, and the ability to have compassion for brief encounters with patients and families. It takes a special nurse to have compassion that leads one to continue to offer support and counsel long after the patient and family has left the Emergency Department. It is for this type of character that I am nominating Yarelis Alicea for the DAISY Award. Yarelis was the primary trauma nurse for a young boy who suddenly collapsed while at camp. Although unsure as to why this patient had collapsed, we were sure that he was very critical and required advanced treatment to stabilize his condition. His mother arrived to the Emergency Department unaware of the gravity of his situation. When she finally was able to see her son, he was intubated, had many IV lines, and a ventriculostomy that was draining large amounts of blood. Yarelis immediately bonded with this mother, and has been a source of support ever since. It has been several weeks since this young boy, who left for camp walking, smiling, ended up in our Emergency Department unconscious. Yarelis has made it her point to follow his case, visiting with the mother, offering support, crying with her, being there for her as she faces a poor prognosis for her son. It shows deep compassion and commitment to the profession of nursing to go above and beyond your job requirement to offer support to a family in crisis. Yarelis showed exemplary skill during the critical hours after his arrival to the ED, and continues to show deep caring for this single mother. It is for this reason I am submitting this nomination for the DAISY Award.