Cheyenne Dawn was born 3 months early, weighing in at 1lb, 12oz. She was rushed from our town, Mansfield, to Akron Children’s Hospital NICU. There she was given the best care that was available. Soon, she started to thrive and gain weight. When my husband and I first got to hold her, we were frightened. […]
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.
There has been growing concern at Akron Children’s and other hospitals throughout Ohio as the milk bank has not been able to fulfill the demand for donated breastmilk.
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.