For Nathalie and Stephane Rué, the journey to have a baby took them thousands of miles away from their home in France to the United States. As they welcomed their infant son Antoine to the family, they also found a new family in our neonatal team at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. The Rués had contracted […]
At 11 days old, Milo Horner finally got to rest. He’d been fighting for his life for nearly 9 months in utero and 11 days in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Through it all, Milo’s mom knew he was going to do something great in this world, and she was right. Milo left a […]
When Devika Walia was born at Wooster Community Hospital on Oct. 1, 1999, at 23 weeks gestation, she weighed a mere 1 pound, 6 oz. – her premature birth made all the more harrowing because her mother delivered 3 babies that day. Doctors told the triplets’ parents they likely only had hours to live. Although […]
School is one of the most universal experiences of childhood – where we make friends, learn to read and write and hopefully learn to love learning itself. But some children, such as Bradrick Corley, 3, need a little help to get there.
Tasheena Purdue knows the benefits of skin-to-skin contact. She’s a hospice caregiver in Canton and a mom to 5. She’s been diligent to provide “kangaroo care” for her children especially with her newborn son, Nehemiah, who is a patient our neonatal intensive care unit. Kangaroo care refers to the act of placing your newborn, with […]
For anyone who has witnessed the medical journey a baby goes through in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), there’s no denying it’s extraordinary. For Ted and Kathleen Ampazis of Wooster, their son’s NICU stay was like many – equal parts joy and worry – and also just the beginning of his remarkable achievements. Their […]