During a short time when we had some losses on the unit, and understanding how difficult the journey of mourning is for a mother who has experienced a loss, Laura expressed a desire to get our mothers in NICU the Early Infant Memory Box where they could keep the precious items from the baby. For the fundraising she spent many hours from her personal time on “the holiday candy gram”. She obtained orders to deliver candy to Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Dade and Blue Lagoon campuses, and also bought a camera with other funds for the staff to take pictures of special moments with the parent holding the baby, and is involved in sending pictures to their families with the parent’s consent when they are out of town and do not have the resources to travel and see the baby during the hospitalization. Laura’s efforts have helped acquire memory boxes to help the families memorialize the loss of their babies.
Nominated By: Mirtha Gonzalez, NICU Director