Nelson and Shannon Chung - Loving parents, grateful patients, and donors to BC Women's Hospital

Without the incredible staff at BC Women’s Hospital, my firstborn daughter Danica and my wife, Shannon, might not be here today.

What began as a routine birth quickly turned into an emergency when Danica presented foot first exactly when Shannon's labour kicked into high gear.

Suddenly, my wife and baby were in trouble. I knew the situation was serious, but I also knew we were in the best hands. Thanks to the rapid, professional response to this emergency,  Shannon and Danica pulled through – we all pulled through.

Today, we have two healthy daughters, Danica and Teagan, and their baby brother Connor. We live every day with gratitude for our family – and so do our girls. In fact, every year on their birthdays, instead of asking for gifts for themselves, Danica and Teagan ask family and friends to donate to BC Women’s NICU to “help the tiny babies.” We’re so proud to say that the girls have raised more than $19,000  – money we know will go a long way toward ensuring other moms and babies receive the highest level of life-saving care – like we did.   

Article by: Ann Collette
Photography by: Claudette Carracedo

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