Sana’s Birthday Wish

June 5, 2013
On June 4th, Sana Shahram turned 29 - her birthday wish was to change the meaning of birthdays for some of BC's most vulnerable women and babies, by making a gift to BC Women’s Fir Square.

Fir Square supports and cares for substance-using women and their newborns as they stabilize and withdraw from substances.  Bonding  is a crucial part of this process, and ultrasound scans are one of the best ways to establish this bond early on. For women whose lives are complicated by trauma, disenfranchisement, and subsequent problematic substance use, facilitating prenatal maternal/fetal bonding is critical to improving outcomes.

The very day after her birthday,  Sana presented Dr. Ron Abrahams with a donation of $4,000.00 to purchase a SeeMore™ Ultrasound Imaging Probe for Fir Square. This probe connects to any laptop, and provides a cost-effective and convenient way to provide these important scans.

Because of Sana’s generosity, more birthdays at Fir Square will be celebrations that mark an end to intergenerational cycles of harm, for both mothers and their babies.

Pictured: Sana Shahram, Dr. Ron Abrahams, Fir Square nurse, Raj Johal and a beautiful Fir Square Baby.

Read more about Fir Square

Kaiser award for Fir Square's Dr. Ron Abrahams

 

Please join our family of supporters by making a donation to help the babies cared for in the BC Women's Fir Square Program.

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