BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF THE SOUTH SHORE HOSPITAL
ORGANIZER: FRIENDS OF THE SOUTH SHORE HOSPITAL
EVENT DATE: Sep 12, 2015
The Bash Brothers would never have adopted this moniker had it not been for the wonderful care they received while they were at the South Shore Hospital. I know it may not look like it now, but these guys were actually pretty sick when they were born. They were a day shy of 33 weeks and were in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) for 9 days and the Special Care Nursery for an additional 3 weeks. They came home right at 37 weeks. I'm not going to lie and say these 4 weeks were not the hardest 4 weeks of my life, but I was able to get through them with the help and support from the SSH staff. Knowing my guys were in such great hands allowed me to rest (a little bit) at night until they were home with us. And, as much as I don't want to admit it, the nurses were right, we sure were missing them the second night the boys were home! :)
FRIENDS OF THE SOUTH SHORE HOSPITAL wrote -
To purchase a t-shirt, please go to this webpage: https://11597.thankyou4caring.org/pages/oh-the-places-well-go-stroll and choose your sizes!
For parents of a child who needs NICU services, you know that every day is a blessing. For some families the journey from birth to NICU to home can be a short, easy-to-maneuver few days. For other families it can be a long, over whelming, adventurous, heart-breaking, scary, wonderful, rewarding, many months before your little one is able to finally make the trip home. As Dr. Seuss said “You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!” Come join the Friends of Growing Families at the stroll on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 10 am – 1 pm. This will be the 12th stroll to support the NICU and SCN at the hospital. The stroll began as a “walk around the block” at Fogg Road when a group of moms wanted to find a way to give back for the wonderful care they received while their newborns were here. Over the years it grew and moved, first, to the Hanover Mall then to South Shore YMCA. This year we are moving to DCR Wompatuck State Park in Hingham. The new location allows us the space we need to grow even more. For the stroll portion of the event there is a paved, tree lined 1.1 mile course, you can chose to follow the path as many times as you want that day. Fun for the whole family! There will be games, face painting, balloons, music, a photo booth and crafts. You can bring a picnic lunch, blanket or chairs and spend time visiting with staff, catching up with old friends or making new friends. For more information, contact Barbara_Wahlstrom@sshosp.org or (781) 624-4170.