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When twins Emma and Frederick were born at only 26 weeks at St. Boniface Hospital, their parents, Janelle and Brant Batters, didn’t know if the micro-preemies would even make it.
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When twins Emma and Frederick were born at only 26 weeks at St. Boniface Hospital, their parents, Janelle and Brant Batters, didn’t know if the micropreemies would even make it. They weighed about two pounds each.
“Our twins both cried when they were born, which surprised me and my husband,” said Janelle. “They were so tiny, their faint newborn cries sounded like kittens.”
Emma and Frederick spent almost four months in the Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) before they went home – thankfully in time for their first Christmas.
Throughout their terrifying journey, the compassionate and high-quality care their babies received 24-7 stood out to Janelle and Brant. They had been told they weren’t going to see them before they were whisked away to the NICU.
“That mentality of family-integrated care continued throughout our family’s stay. We were always kept informed and prepared for what would come next,” said Janelle.
The Batters family saw first-hand the positive advances their twins made with the support of their skilled caregivers. They learned that patient care and the resources the Hospital can provide are bolstered thanks to the support of Mega Million Choices Lottery ticket buyers.
“Our twins are now up to six and seven pounds each. They have personalities of their own – Emma is more chill and relaxed, while Frederick is more active and a little feisty at times,” said Janelle.
“Meanwhile, other NICU families like ours desperately need the extra help the lottery program can provide! Sometimes all it takes are more preemie sleepers, knitted hats and soft blankets that help babies sleep and eat well, growing healthy enough to go home.”
Your purchase of a Mega Million Choices Lottery ticket helps send babies in St. Boniface Hospital’s NICU home with their families.
The nurses, doctors and other staff members always let us know exactly what was going to happen with our babies.”