For most families the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest of the year. I’ll admit, we’re usually fairly busy then too, but nothing compares to the hectic rush of the middle of September.
Every year, the annual Walk for Babies showcases a family who has been affected by the Akron Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Going into its 8th year, the event is shining the spotlight on NICU graduates Charlee and Lennix.
During a conversation we had with an Akron Children’s employee a couple of months ago, he mentioned an event called Walk for Babies. It’s an event celebrating the neonatal intensive care unit at Akron Children’s Hospital.
The Akron Zoo will host the 6th annual Walk for Babies fundraiser this Sunday. Walk for Babies was created by Sam and Shelby Snellenberger who wanted to give back to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) staff at Akron Children’s after they cared for their daughter, Amelia.
“Are you my mother?” Dr. Seuss asked it first. And then Jane asked it.
I have hemmed and hawed over sharing this story since early June out of respect for all members of adoption triads, out of respect for my kids’ birth mother, out of respect for their father, and most importantly, out of respect for Jane and Jude.