Tina Bansi Atl
Tina Bansi Atl

Yes. So important. My son was in nicu for 8 days. 8 days I was there from early until 12midnight sometimes later. I did not see much parents there and they only spent 1 or 2 hours. What could've been more important?

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Tina Bansi Atl

Thank you for the support!

Bette Fredrickson
Bette Fredrickson

My twins were born 11 weeks premature in 1980. Back then they were considered very early. The
staff at the NICU at Dartmouth encouraged early bonding. As they grew stronger we became involved in their care. bathing, feeding, I later went on to help start a support group for parents. Support I did not have. Bless all that take care of these babies.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Bette Fredrickson

Thank you for sharing your story and your support!

Becky Hunt Davis
Becky Hunt Davis

Former NICU nurse. Strongly believe in this cause. My son, now 28 years old was transferred to a neonatal unit 30 minutes away. That seemed too far. Moms and babies need each other!

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Becky Hunt Davis

Thank you for your support!

Heidi Sue
Heidi Sue

Staying with our son was the most important.....to be able to talk with him and hold his little hand to let him know we were there I know gave him comfort n strength.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Heidi Sue

It makes all the difference in the world! Thank you for your support!

Mickie Cyr
Mickie Cyr

My son was born premature and he was in the NICU it is an amazing place. Everyone is so nice and it makes you feel at ease. The things they do for the children is just amazing. I am thankful everyday for the one my son was in, he is happy and healthy and doing wonderfully. Please sign this, so that other families can benefit from it.

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Mickie Cyr

Thank you for your story and your support!

Heather Kellingsworth
Heather Kellingsworth

I myself had a very tiny critcally ill infant, he was in the Hospital for over a month... He was many miles awY from me so i didn't get to see him and bond with him as much as i wanted... but hes home now... he's two month and finally 7lbs... :-) Im so happy and proud of my littlest trooper...

Christine Picarelli
Christine Picarelli
  • Heather Kellingsworth

What a success! So glad to hear he is doinh well...wish you could have been closer to him during the process. Thank uou so much for your support!

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!!!!

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