Sara Walker - Graphic Designer, Grateful Mom + NICU Donor
When I was pregnant with my daughter Leni, doctors at BC Women’s discovered a large blood clot in my uterus. Suddenly, my pregnancy was considered high-risk.
Then, just shy of 25 weeks, my water broke. It was a really scary time for us, but the doctors and nurses at BC Women’s were incredible. They helped me keep my baby inside as long as possible, but at 28 weeks I had to have a C-section and our baby girl Leni was born. At just under two pounds she was so small that my son Hy called her his ‘tiny toy baby.’ Leni endured weeks of intensive care at BC Women’s Newborn ICU, which was nothing short of excellent. It was so abundantly clear – in every step of our journey – that we were in the best hands. No matter what happened, the doctors and nurses always gave us reasons to be positive, and I’m so grateful for that. Last year, I decided to do something to give back. Hy and I signed up with the BC Women’s Baby Steps Team in the 2014 Scotiabank 5K Run to raise money for the Newborn ICU. Our friends and family were so supportive and so generous! We look forward to doing what we can to support BC Women’s Hospital for the rest of our lives.
Please join the Walker family to save babies who are in the BC Women's Newborn ICU by making a donation.
Written by Anne Collette for Women's Magazine
Photo of Sara and Leni by Kyrani Kanavaros