My classmate Joumana Ghali saw I was hurting and suggested we take our minds off our sadness by doing something positive. Together, and with the help of the UVic HINF Alumni Charity Team, we organized a beer and burger night, silent auction and raffle at Ceili’s Modern Irish Pub. It was Helen who came up with the name “Rainbow after the Storm.” By doing this event we would be showing other families that there’s a rainbow after the storm of tragedy. The event sold out and raised $20,300 for BC Women’s NICU. It was hard work but it was totally worth it. It was truly a healing journey for me and for my family.
Health Information Science Grad • Loving Sister • NICU Donor
Written by Ann Collette
Photography by Christopher Morris
Original article published in Women's Magazine Spring 2015