As many of you may recall, when Annaleigh passed away we asked that friends and family send donations to the St. Peter's NICU via the St. Peter's Foundation in her memory. So many people showed their support with donations and the Foundation received $2,400 in Annaleigh's name. Yesterday I spoke with the Foundation director and learned that the funds had been used exactly as we had requested - to purchase web cams for the NICU. Eight web cams were recently purchased, and with them parents and family members will be able to check in on their babies when they can not make it to the NICU. The director said that the cameras are especially important right now, as H1N1 precautions are preventing many family members from entering the unit. We are so happy that thanks to Annaleigh families can stay more connected to their sweet babies as they travel through their NICU journey.
We speak very highly of St. Peter's on this blog, and we mean every word of it. I turned to St. Peter's when I was 21 weeks pregnant and my former OB and MFM had given me very grim odds that my pregnancy would last and my babies would survive. Thanks to the amazing doctors and nurses at St. Peter's, against all odds I left the hospital with two beautiful, perfect babies. St. Peter's will also forever hold a special place in our hearts because it is where Annaleigh called home. She never got to know a world outside of the NICU, but she was lucky enough to receive special love and care there during her short life, and for that we will always be grateful.
So thank you to all those who donated in honor of Annaleigh and helped make the web cam purchases possible. If you would still like to contribute to the St. Peter's NICU, please visit the Foundation website.