You know you've been around the hospital too long when you're walking through the lobby and nurses, doctors, and other staff start greeting you. In 2015, Brigham and Women's was--for better or worse--our second home. I was admitted in preterm labor with a complicated pregnancy at 23 weeks and 6 days, on March 10, 2015. My labor was stopped and I spent the next month on the antenatal floor. It was an experience that was bleak, scary, and weird, but the people who cared for me were kind.
After reaching 28 weeks I was sent home on bed rest, but returned a week later with further complications. Our daughter Lucy was born at Brigham on April 20, 2015, at just 29 weeks and 5 days. She was 3 lbs, 5 oz, and spent the next 75 days in the NICU--an emotional and medical roller coaster for all of us. She came home on July 3 and will soon turn 1.
So many people at Brigham have touched our lives and given us excellent care. We can't thank them enough.
Before my pregnancy, I was a runner. A few months before becoming pregnant, I had PRd in the Paris Half Marathon. With the muscle loss from bed rest and the craziness of having a premature baby, I have only recently begun running again. Running a race again represents a lot to me, and to be able to do it for BWH is significant, too.
I'm grateful for support, donations, or just cheering!
BWH cares for patients from New England, throughout the United States, and from 120 countries around the world. Every day, BWH clinicians, researchers, and caregivers work to find new ways to predict, prevent, and treat the most challenging diseases of our time while delivering world-class care with a profoundly human touch. Our team is proud to run in support of this world-class hospital that is fueling quality patient care, innovative training, and life-changing discoveries that will benefit patients here in Boston and around the world.