Kelowna, mom of a untimely child, helps the season of giving calendar
Last month, KelownaNow met with Stuart Lang, a member of Kelowna’s Sunrise Rotary Club who created the Season of Giving calendar to raise funds for children in need, particularly the Kelowna Child Advocacy Center and KGH Foundation Neonatal Care.
Today Jaclyn Robertson talks about how she benefited from the Newborn Care Department after giving birth to her baby seven weeks premature.
“I entered parenthood with a premature baby in neonatal intensive care and spent over a month of my entry into maternity in neonatal intensive care,” Robertson Lang said in an interview.
Robertson, owner of the hugely successful Okanagan Lifestyle Apparel, first went to the hospital for an exam, she explained on the hospital’s blog.
Two days later, followed by 45 minutes of natural labor, she welcomed her premature son into the world.
She said the situation would have felt enormously overwhelmed if it hadn’t been for the nurses on duty and “modern” equipment from KGH.
“Living in the neonatal intensive care unit with an enormously vulnerable child taught us how, in 30 short (and long) days, it felt like a lifelong lesson. it took us to hospital rooms full of inspiring health care heroes, “noted Robertson.
Her doctors didn’t know why her son was born prematurely, but Robertson said she was grateful for the community’s support during the good and challenging times.
“Our sons are now five and three years old, healthy and young,” she told KelownaNow. “We are incredibly happy to be able to say this in these times.”
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