November 29, 2023

Celebrating Milestones Through Inspired Giving

Renee and Cam Geddes celebrated their daughter Mila’s first birthday with a party fit for a princess! Wanting to pay it forward and give back to The Elliot Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), they requested that in lieu of gifts, donations be made in Mila’s name to the NICU and raised over $2,000 for the department that they credit with saving her life.

Mila was born at The Elliot Hospital on November 26, 2022, following a very long and difficult delivery. She was immediately admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and placed on a cooling blanket. Her father Cam remarks, “For the next seven days she received world-class care from the most incredible team of Doctors and Nurses who ultimately saved her life and gave her a second chance at a successful future.”

Today, Mila is thriving. She is a happy, healthy, strong, bright little baby who without the care of the NICU team, would not be where she is today.

 “Although we were fortunate enough to only spend seven nights in the NICU, we experienced first-hand the overwhelming challenge that is having your baby admitted to this department and witnessed the same for other parents. We understand the constant struggle of watching your baby lay in a tiny hospital bed, listening to the sounds of foreign machines while you helplessly watch.” says Renee. As they celebrate their daughter’s birthday, Cam and Renee continue to look back with gratitude for the care they received at The Elliot NICU, “We are so blessed that our story with Mila had a bright ending, and as a result, wanted to give back to the NICU team. Our hope is that this contribution will provide not only the department and the babies with additional resources, but also the families with current and future babies of the NICU.”

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