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!!!!

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!

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