BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF THE SOUTH SHORE HOSPITAL
ORGANIZER: FRIENDS OF THE SOUTH SHORE HOSPITAL
EVENT DATE: Sep 12, 2015
Our little Alana Rose made a surprise appearance 7 weeks early, born April 15th, at 33 weeks and 1 day old. She spent 1 week in the NICU and 3 weeks in the Special Care Nursery before coming home, and is now a healthy and very happy little 4 month old!
I can't begin to say enough amazing things about the nurses and doctors at South Shore hospital. From the moment we got there, to a month later when we took Alana home, the care and support we received at SSH were beyond anything we ever could have hoped for. Our days spent with the nurses in the Special Care unit were filled with a few tears, lots of laughs and a ton of "Baby 101" as we were on a mission to learn as much as possible from the experts.
And now we would love to give back in a small way, to support the Friends of South Shore Hospital group and say THANK YOU to the nurses and doctors we now consider friends and the fabulous hospital that took such good care of Alana.
Please consider donating and supporting a great cause, and/or joining us on a fun little walk in Hingham! :)
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.