Children's Miracle Network Miracle Family
Your support of the Children's Miracle Network assures that our community families have access to the very best in neonatal intensive and pediatric care. Each year, we share the story of a family and their miracle.
When a couple suffers the loss of an infant, it is devastating as few things in life are. But the tragedy can take a happy turn with the birth of a baby after such a loss. In fact, this child is known as a "Rainbow Baby" in celebration.
Sunnie and Jeff Munroe were thrilled when their first child Maren was born. Sadly, she only lived for 19 days. Three months later, they were expecting again and, as a high-risk pregnancy, Sunnie was monitored weekly by the Arnot Health's Women's healthcare team. Seven weeks before her due date, her providers detected low amniotic fluid in Sunnie. The next day, all remaining fluid was gone and Sunnie was rushed in for an emergency C-section. Baby Meadow came into the world with breathing challenges, but shortly after she mastered how to eat, which helped her to grow and progress. After 23 days in the NeoNatal Intensive Care Unit, Meadow went home with her joyous parents. Sunnie and Jeff had every reason to be concerned during their second pregnancy, but they chose Arnot Health to give their baby her best chance at life.
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Care for Local Children
Every dollar raised locally stays in our region to benefit a child through medical care, equipment, programs, or education. Arnot Ogden Medical Center Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $4 million to support healthcare services for local infants and children.