Eshaal and Umaymah’s Story

Born premature at 33 weeks and 5 days, twin girls Eshaal and Umaymah were transferred directly to the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Credit Valley Hospital.

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Hudson’s Story

Hudson’s family had a rough time even before he was born. His mother was diagnosed with placenta abruption, a condition where the placental lining separates from the uterus of the mother, and was advised that her pregnancy was likely to end in miscarriage. By week 20 of her pregnancy Hudson’s mom was admitted to the hospital full-time, and Hudson was born during an emergency caesarian at 26 weeks and 4 days, weighing only 2.5 pounds.

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Marlow’s Story

Marlow sits quietly in her mom’s lap and plays with a doll as her mom recounts their experiences of staying at the House. They are about to head home, although Marlow will return to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) weekly for treatment and Ronald McDonald House Toronto will continue to be her family’s “home away from home” for these shorter visits to Toronto.

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