Our little family has the honor of being the March of Dimes ambassador family in a few short weeks at an event called Elm City Legends. As many of you know New Haven, the ELM CITY, is near and dear to our hearts. It is where my first BIG architecture/development project monopolized my time from 2007 to 2011 and more importantly it is where we essentially called home for 5.5 months in 2011 and 2012 during our bedrest and NICU stays. A LOT of blood, sweat and tears have been shed in New Haven.
New Haven is a city full of good food, great pizza, lots of new england charm, great museums, a spectacular hospital, and some really wonderful people. Elm City Legends is an event each year that honors some of those wonderful people that have made a positive impact on the community and simultaneously supports the Connecticut Chapter of the March of Dimes.
We are honored to share our story at the event and are thrilled that one of the honorees is one of our very special nurses from the NICU. This nurse was the first one to show me how to hold my one pound daughter. Let that sink in.. I needed someone to show me how to physically hold my daughter amid her endotrachial tube, IVs, PICC line, pulse-ox, and umbilical lines. She was the nurse that cheered when I brought down the smallest little bottle of breast milk for the first time. "A few CCs is all we need," she said. She was the nurse that gave the biggest hugs during both the hard times and the good times. Hugs big enough to feel her love, compassion and prayers. She is most deserving of this honor.
If you are local to New Haven an able to attend this event on November 8th please follow this link to purchase tickets. If you are not able to attend but would like to show your support that same link can be used to make a "Fund the Mission" donation.