Our son Lake was born with a rare lung condition PPH(Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension) on December 15th 2015.
We stayed a total of three weeks at the RMH. Unfortunately my family had to go back home to Lewiston(four hours away) due to school and work, leaving me alone but not for one second did I feel honestly alone with all the loving and patient Ronald McDonald employees.
Every morning I got up at 8am to get ready for the 9am shuttle to the hospital. Then arrived back home around 6pm to dinner ready.I was so drained, smelling homemade meals when I walked in...i was drawn to the kitchen and welcomed by other families in similar situations. Sometimes we would talk. Or we would sit quietly thinking but no matter what I knew everyone was feeling the same way I did at that moment.
It was all such a blessing!
Today Lake is a happy and healthy boy. He loves Mickey Mouse and dancing. My family is beyond grateful for all the love we received over the three weeks that we wanted to spread more love to the families staying at the RMH now. Back in November my family and I put together a bake sale called Bake for Lake to raise money for NICU bags, swaddle blankets, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste and a special book close to my heart "Oh, The Places You'll Go" by Dr Seuss for the families who may need a reminder to keep their head up as I did when I was in their shoes a year ago.
To all families, you are loved! Keep moving mountains!