Kara Harvey
Kara Harvey

I need more information on this Petition before I sign it.....I don't think Kate would have survived without being in LR. Although Willow Creek is a good NICU...there are things that LR has that they just don't. I would have stayed in LR for as long as she needed to be there....although it was hard to be away from home, being where she needed to be was more important.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Kara Harvey

We do, and would continue to ship infants to LR if they needed services we couldn't provide, such as surgery, etc. However, if hid is pushed through, ALL INFANTS LESS THAN 28 WEEKS GEDTATION WOULD HAVE TO BE SHIPPED, regardless of whether or nog Willow Creek could meet their needs.... and we care for plenty of. 22-28 week premies now....

Shawn Endicott
Shawn Endicott

my daughter spent a week in PICU at CHAD (childrens hospital at dartmouth) this month and ill tell you I couldn't have left for any reason when she seen mommy and daddy you could tell that sheneeded us there ths is a great petition all should sign.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Shawn Endicott

I hope she is well...thank you for sharing and for your supoort!!!

Angie Perkins
Angie Perkins

I really hope my signing wqill help. :)

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Angie Perkins

It will...EVERY SIGNATURE AND VOICE COUNTS! Thank you for your support!

Jennifer Morrell
Jennifer Morrell

My daughter was 32 weeks gestation absolutely signing this! 28 days NICU/CCN before going home I lived close enough I was there everyday from sunrise to sunset.....I believe being there for her is the reason she is a bouncing 9 year old today with no issues and little complications due to the amazing staff at Maine Medical Center in Portland without them she might not b here today....and don't forget to support ur local March of dimes and March for babies which is going on now that helps...

My daughter was 32 weeks gestation absolutely signing this! 28 days NICU/CCN before going home I lived close enough I was there everyday from sunrise to sunset.....I believe being there for her is the reason she is a bouncing 9 year old today with no issues and little complications due to the amazing staff at Maine Medical Center in Portland without them she might not b here today....and don't forget to support ur local March of dimes and March for babies which is going on now that helps research for our preemies :) love to all the fabulous moms out there!!!

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Jennifer Morrell

Thank you so much for your support....I love what I do, and want to protect each and every family and baby that walks into this life! Thank you for your voice!!!!

Kimberly-Robert Farmer Allen

As a grandparent of a two that had to be in NICU, it was so great to be able to come and feed my granddaughter, and be with my daughter and her husband when we lost her older sister. We have a hospital who built a special NICU, it made semi-private rooms for each baby and family, the nurses station was in the middle, and circled around were rooms, it was the best thing for the babies and Families. Please they need the one on one with their parents, or and family member who can come and hold these babies.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Kimberly-Robert Farmer Allen

thank you so much for your voice and your support ....it means the world!

Jimmie Walton
Jimmie Walton

My great granddaughter Emma Marie Shelley was born at UAMS Little Rock July 18, 2011, and stayed there 94 days. The hospital was well equipped to take care of her as well as her mother, Amanda Shelley. Emma's daddy Jesse drove the 3-1/2 hour drive from Fayetteville, AR to be with her for most of the stay. The hospital staff cared for Emma as if she belonged to each one of them. Today, Emma weighs 26 lbs, is 18 months old and she is running all over the place, playing with her toys, and...

My great granddaughter Emma Marie Shelley was born at UAMS Little Rock July 18, 2011, and stayed there 94 days. The hospital was well equipped to take care of her as well as her mother, Amanda Shelley. Emma's daddy Jesse drove the 3-1/2 hour drive from Fayetteville, AR to be with her for most of the stay. The hospital staff cared for Emma as if she belonged to each one of them. Today, Emma weighs 26 lbs, is 18 months old and she is running all over the place, playing with her toys, and repeating the words, "Good Girl" when she is following instructions. She is so loving to each of us, and we can truly testify, that the bonding which took place while she was in the hospital is what has made her such a happy little girl today. From the 2 lb tiny bundle of joy back then to the chunky little toddler she is today has enriched all of our lives with the knowledge that God is in the miracle working business!

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Jimmie Walton

What a wonderful story...it is success stories like this that keep us doing what we do! Thank you so much for your support!

Melanie Beers
Melanie Beers

We may have left Arkansas but my family and friends still there deserve the best available care for themselves and their future children. NICU's are very important and there should be one within an hours drive of everywhere.... I know that would be alot more of them being built and staffed but the families of the patients would gladly support even a small one in their area for the good of the children. They are our future, why not start them off with the best care possible when they truely need it?

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Melanie Beers

how beautifully said....thank you for you support of this cause...I, the babies, and the families thank you!!!

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli

Thank You All so much for the support you have shown....we are rapidly gaining more signatures! Please forward the petition to all you know, and thanks again! The babies and families thank you too!

Ben Shteg
Ben Shteg
  • Christine Picarelli

Love from Israel <3

Mary Lewis Soileau
Mary Lewis Soileau

As the mother of a child who spent most of her life in NICU, PICU and CICU, I am a firm believer that a mother and father should have as much access to their child as possible. It is hard to form a bond with your child when the first days and months of the infants life is spent away from the arms of family. Sick babies NEED the loving touch of their mothers and fathers. I believe in the powers of healing touch. My daughter survived for 8 years and the majority of those years were spent in an...

As the mother of a child who spent most of her life in NICU, PICU and CICU, I am a firm believer that a mother and father should have as much access to their child as possible. It is hard to form a bond with your child when the first days and months of the infants life is spent away from the arms of family. Sick babies NEED the loving touch of their mothers and fathers. I believe in the powers of healing touch. My daughter survived for 8 years and the majority of those years were spent in an ICU. Had I not had immediate, sterile access to her I would have missed out on most of her life. PLEASE do not limit a parents time with their infant. One just never knows how much time is available.

Mary Lewis Soileau
Mary Lewis Soileau
  • Mary Lewis Soileau

I do want to add that every ICU my daughter was in was top notch. Our last days were spent in the CICU (Cardiovascular) at Arkansas Children's in Little Rock and the staff and care Mary Ashlee received was phenomenal. WHY? Because I was able to spend as much time with her as i could. Also, as we were from out of town, a Ronald McDonald house was directly across the street providing us with a room at a small fee OR whatever one could afford, whenever one could afford. I FULLY support this...

I do want to add that every ICU my daughter was in was top notch. Our last days were spent in the CICU (Cardiovascular) at Arkansas Children's in Little Rock and the staff and care Mary Ashlee received was phenomenal. WHY? Because I was able to spend as much time with her as i could. Also, as we were from out of town, a Ronald McDonald house was directly across the street providing us with a room at a small fee OR whatever one could afford, whenever one could afford. I FULLY support this cause and hope that God blesses the infants and families who enter the doors of Willow Creek Women's Hospital. Good luck!!

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Mary Lewis Soileau

Bless your heart and daughter...I KNOW she is hard at play at the feet of Jesus! Thank you so much for sharing your story, and for your great support of this cause!

Mary Lewis Soileau
Mary Lewis Soileau
  • Mary Lewis Soileau

Thank you, Christine!!! Yes! She is healthy and whole and will always be my angel. :)

Caroline Haag-Marsh
Caroline Haag-Marsh

Our daughter was born at 25 weeks and 2 days. We lived a half hour away from the hospital and at least one parent was ALWAYS with her from 8 am to 9 pm EVERY day for 4 months. We did as much kangaroo care as possible. We watched other kids whose parents lived further away flounder. The babies know if their parents are there. Our child is a healthy 6 year old now. I guess the question to ask is does your governor care if your babies live or die? If he did, he would not make it harder for parents to be with their kids.

Caroline Haag-Marsh
Caroline Haag-Marsh
  • Caroline Haag-Marsh

Please click on the link and sign the petition.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Caroline Haag-Marsh

Bless you...thank you for your support!

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