A Memoir of a Mother’s Determination and Her Micro Preemie’s Struggle to Beat the Odds
The 35th Annual Regional NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) Reunion was held on September 13, 2017 and it was a great afternoon! It was Joy’s 5th NICU Reunion!
It’s so wonderful to watch as families play with their little miracles who are all alive today because of the excellent care they received at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center.
As usual, we set up our table-, which allows us a perfect spot to park and wait for parents to stop by and say hello and share their own NICU success stories.
The rain held off until we were just about to take our group photo- but we managed to get the photo in before it started to pour- and the rain only lasted a few minutes.
Besides meeting new families and learning their NICU success stories and running into some of our own NICU friends, we also love to meet up with Joy’s former Neonatologists and NICU Nurses.
All of Joy’s doctors and nurses became like a second family to us and every year we get to hang out with them and catch up. This is my favorite part of the reunion.
As you can tell in the photo below- Joy believes this event is just for her and all of the other people show up to celebrate her.
She calls this HER hospital each time we pass it on the highway and she loves to go back and visit. This might be because everyone makes such a fuss when we walk in the door and she never leaves without at least five lollypops 🙂
We can’t wait until next year’s NICU Reunion.