Six years. When Jordyn was born, they said we needed to get through the first six days. We couldn't imagine the future, let alone find moments to celebrate. We made it through sixdays. Then the weeks, and then the months. We didn’t have those regular milestones in the beginning. We made our own-hitting the 2 pound mark, getting off the vents, taking a bottle drops at a time, and getting off oxygen. But before all that, we had to get through the first six days.
Here we are, six years later. Jordyn is strong, smart, chatty, feisty and funny. She loves dressing up, running around, swinging and singing. She will tell anyone who asks that she’s a miracle. Her smile is contagious. We can take credit for a lot of who she is now. But we can’t take credit for her being alive. That goes to the amazing doctors and nurses who took care of her those first 99 days (and a handful of hospital stays after). It was the doctor who tried an experimental treatment to reinflate her collapsed lung. It was another doctor who treated her when she went into shock a week before she was supposed to be discharged. We credit the nurses who checked her vitals, increased oxygen, and kept her fed and gaining weight.
We are so grateful to the Saint Barnabas Medical Center NICU. For those of you who are local, you have probably seen the new addition to the building. In the new wing, a new NICU is being built, which will be 5 times the size of the one Jordyn was in. More babies will have access to this wonderful care. Parents will be able to stay over with their preemies if they need to. The money raised by this year Miracle Walk will help complete the NICU project. Please help us give back to the doctors, nurses and support staff who saved Jordyn, and so many babies just like her.
Please make a donation in honor of Jordyn. SIX YEARS is a major milestone. Celebrate with us.
Rich, Tara, Jacob & Jordyn
For questions please call Elizabeth Bennett at Saint Barnabas Medical Center at 973-322-4305 or email email@example.com. To make a donation offline- please mail checks, made out to Saint Barnabas Medical Center, to Miracle Walk, 95 Old Short Hills Rd., West Orange, NJ 07052
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