Welcome to Preemies 4 Preemies
I’m going to Run for a Reason to support patient care and parental comfort at the Ottawa Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Our sons were born at The Ottawa Hospital on December 22, 2006, three and a half months premature. Rhys was 1 lb 8 oz, his identical twin Cullen was 1 lb 4 oz, brother Liam was 1 lb 10 oz, and his identical twin Daniel was 1 lb 3 oz.
The boys were born exceptionally early at 26 weeks and two days. Babies born before 35 weeks are considered high risk—their lungs and hearts aren’t fully developed yet.
Sadly, despite every effort brother Cullen passed away on January 16, 2007 and brother Daniel two days later.
Liam spent 88 days and Rhys 98 days in the NICU. It was bittersweet for Nora and Rob when Liam and Rhys finally came home.
Three months after losing two of our sons, Nora and I decided that they wanted to give back; to help support the NICU team who had helped Liam and Rhys survive their early entry into the world. Our family created the Cullen James and Daniel Morgan White Legacy Endowment Fund, which would contribute over the long term to meet the endless needs of the NICU.
In May, Liam and Rhys are doing something extraordinary for The Ottawa Hospital NICU. They are running 5kms as a family-team in the Ottawa Race Weekend. On top of doing something fun and healthy, they are running to raise money for the NICU and running for their two brothers Cullen and Daniel, in the hope of keeping future families like theirs together.
The endowment fund set up in memory of Cullen and Daniel will continue to help other families who will need the latest, most innovative care for their preemies.
Thank you for supporting our run!
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