Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Nominated by Kylie Mattioda
My family would like to nominate Emily Knorr for the Owl Give Award for so many reasons! She has the perfect personality for a NICU nurse and she is by far the most caring, thoughtful, dedicated, and heart-warming person I know.
Any time I couldn’t be in the NICU and she was Mila’s nurse, I felt so much more at peace with leaving because I knew she was in the best hands. Emily is a great advocate for her babies and genuinely cares to see each one meet milestones and will celebrate them along with their parents.
She does a perfect job of communicating a baby’s needs to the care team and keeps the parents involved as well. As we all know, things can change quickly in the NICU and Emily always stays calm and responsive to any changes.
She is definitely a saint sent to bless the World with her compassion and love. She is such a bright light during the days when you don’t know how you’ll make it through. We’re so thankful for her love and friendship that continues with us even after our 101 day stay at Lurie’s.
by Kylie Mattioda