In 2006 my son Stephen was born at 27 weeks gestation. Stephen was two pounds, nine ounces at birth. He spent the first nine weeks of his life in the Haslam Family Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children's Hospital. Fortunately this was mainly so he could grow and continue to develop.
During our stay, the staff at Children's Hospital was wonderful, positive and honest. The education provided by the staff made us comfortable and confident in our ability to take care of Stephen. After we brought Stephen home, our relationship with Children's Hospital continued on through Home Health Care, the Emergency Department and various specialist we have needed over the years.
When we left the NICU, I was so impressed and grateful to all the staff, I’ve wanted to do something to help. Now with Stephen in kindergarten, I have the opportunity to do so.