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Restaurant Weeks warms hearts with great food and grateful Beacon Children’s patient families

The whirlwind of being admitted to Memorial Hospital’s special care obstetrics unit for sudden preeclampsia and heading into surgery soon after to deliver her baby at only 28 weeks gestation scared first-time mom Sarah Foster.

“I felt terrified knowing our baby would be born so tiny and underdeveloped,” Sarah says. “It was hard not to think of every worst-case scenario.”

Surrounded by a team of supportive nurses and doctors, she willed herself to think positively. It was one of the most emotional moments of Sarah’s life. “I was so surprised to hear her cry that I cried.”

Layla Fae Foster, weighing just 1 pound, 14 ounces, needed maximum oxygen and constant monitoring in Beacon Children’s NICU.

One month later, Layla has hit her milestones. Sarah and husband Kurt of Walkerton are proud as well as grateful.

“We will never be able to properly thank everyone who has supported and cared for our family at Beacon Children’s Hospital.”