At five pounds, 10 ounces, baby Stella was delivered by C-section into the capable hands of BC Women’s obstetrician Dr. Mark Rosengarten My husband Arnie and I found ourselves unexpectedly moved by the experience. Both of our children were born at BC Women’s (formerly Grace Hospital) and until Stella’s arrival, their births had been the highlight of our lives. Over the years our family has enthusiastically supported BC Women’s, including raising and donating funds for the single room maternity suites and creating an endowment fund at BC Women’s in memory of my mother. But this was different. With the arrival of Stella we wanted to do something meaningful yet deeply personal. We asked Mark for his input, ultimately choosing to establish a Continuing Education Fund for Fellows. This gift will benefit new moms and babies by assisting physicians to deliver the best-possible care through continual learning. Marking the arrival of a child or grandchild by giving back to BC Women’s seems so perfect. After all, for what we’ve received, it seems the least we could do!
Article by Ann Collette
Photograph by Brian Howell