Miracle Walk 2017

Team Robbie


On July 29th, 2016, Robbie was born at just 23 weeks gestation. At 1 pound 5 ounces and 11 inches long, he was about the length of his mommy's forearm. His tiny foot was half the size of his daddy's thumb. His eyes were still fused shut, his skin was thin and translucent, and his lungs were severely underdeveloped. He was unable to breathe on his own, and spent the first 78 days of his life intubated and on a ventilator. During his four and a half months in the NICU, his lungs collapsed several times, and there were days when the doctors and nurses weren't sure that he would pull through. But now, more than a year later, Robbie is a healthy and happy little boy. He is our living miracle.

We spent 129 days in the Saint Barnabas NICU. They were the hardest days of our lives, but throughout them all, the NICU doctors and nurses gave us so much strength and so much hope. They are Robbie's angels, and we consider them a part of our family. That's why participating in the Miracle Walk is so important to us. We want to support our NICU family as they have supported us. We know that past Miracle Walkers contributed greatly to the care that Robbie received, and we want to give back so that future families can bring home their miracle babies too.

Miracle Walk is a wonderful family fun-filled day, which raises funds in support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Saint Barnabas Medical Center 

As a level III Regional Perinatal Center, the NICU offers the latest treatments and modalities in the field to provide the most advanced care for more than 1,100 premature and ill newborns each year. Our NICU has one of the best infant survival rates among neonatal intensive care units in the nation.Your commitment and generosity help to guarantee a strong future for the NICU and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.     

By walking with us or donating to Robbie's team, you can help us make miracles happen for other babies and their families. Your support will matter to so many people! Please join us today!

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Questions, please call Elizabeth Bennett at 973-322-4305 or email elizabeth.bennett@rwjbh.org.  To make a donation offline please mail checks to Saint Barnabas Medical Center; Development Department; 95 Old Short Hills Road, West Orange, NJ 07052 or call 973-322-4330 to make a donation over the phone.  Thank you. 


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