Previous March of Dime ambassadors I first met this family at a local scrapbook store in 2010, making scrapbook pages for the NICU
I remember Rachel with her ipod that night. She wouldn't set it down for a minute.
The girl loves music.
If you were a fly on the wall during this session you would have heard her and mom singing "Poker Face" ha!
Rachel was a twin.
Her and Aiden born at the exact same time holding to one another.
Cannot imagine having one in the NICU while saying goodbye to another.
I assume the opportunity to grieve is sorta put on hold, while the task of hoping for the others survival becomes priority.
Rachel and Aiden weighed right under 2lbs at birth, Rhett the youngest made it to 3lb 2oz four years later
Lets just say, mom knows the doctors and NICU nurses well
I imagine it was a welcomed/unwelcomed reunion of sorts when they had to return with Rhett.
Love this family, and mom's heart for helping other NICU moms.
She's given me sound advice on many occasions, for which I'm grateful
Their life is crazy with a 5 year old and very active 1.5 year old, plus therapy for Rachel.
Therapy that is making a big difference in Rachel's quality of life.
Commendable parents that ...
- at all cost -
Will do what's best for their children.
This is my standing ovation. To your family.
Thank you for believing in your children and the possibilities.
Your dedication inspires us all.
If you'd like to sponsor Rachel & Rhett's wall portrait, to be displayed on the walls leading to the NICU, below is the link where you can give. Any amount over the cost of printing will be applied to our goal of 1 sound ear, 1 IV finder, and 5 breast milk warmers for the Bryan Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Greenville Hospital System. All gifts are tax deductible and you'll receive a receipt from the Greenville Hospital System.
[iframe https://www.kintera.org/AutoGen/Simple/Donor.asp?ievent=475575&en=otJPKXOMKeLKK5OSJfKKI7MUKrJZK9PQJjIXJaPTKtI9G 785 585]