Nearly 200 NICU “graduates,” their families and hospital staff converged on Beeghly campus for the second NICU reunion. Guests were treated to children’s games, an ice cream truck, playground, selfie station and an opportunity to visit with hospital staff who they formed bonds with during their stay. Event planners called the event a huge success […]
Some 300 NICU graduates, their families and NICU and special care nursery doctors and staff are expected to attend Akron Children’s first NICU reunion in the Mahoning Valley on June 20 at our Beeghly campus. Reservations are requested by June 1 for this free event.
The NICU Reunion was definitely as exciting as we hoped it would be, and I’m pretty sure that it rivals our family reunions for seeing amounts of people we know and love all in one place!
The oldest NICU “baby” was 36 and the youngest ones were still in diapers.
The newborns, toddlers, kids, teens and adults who arrived at the Summit County Fairgrounds Sunday with their families had one thing in common – they had spent some of their earliest days after birth in one of Akron Children’s neonatal intensive care units.
Bekah has been sleeping through the night for months (except for a few times off and on that we’ve decided to blame on getting teeth), but for the last few days it seems that I am the one who can’t sleep…yep, I’m THAT EXCITED!
With the NICU reunion approaching, our family is becoming more and more excited to see all the familiar faces that helped save our babies lives.