2019 Walk For Winnie - 5th Anniversary

Kyle at 3 weeks old
Kyle at 3 weeks old

One Tough Hough

On October 25 last year Kyle was born at 29 weeks and 4 days gestational age. He weighed 1 lb 14 oz and was 13 inches long. He spent 97 days in the NICU at Winnie Palmer before coming home at 6 lbs 15 oz.

We are raising money for Kyle's NICU to help support other babies and families going through what we did almost a year ago!

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For more than 40 years, the Alexander Center for Neonatology has been a leader in the fight to save the tiniest of patients. Walk For Winnie provides all of us in the community the opportunity to join Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Winnie & Babies in this fight.

Through Walk For Winnie, we will be able to provide funding for the care and treatment of the sickest of babies. Every day, skilled physicians and nurses at the Alexander Center for Neonatology provide the highest level of life-saving care for critically ill newborns, with one ultimate goal in mind: to help these babies thrive, to help them beat the odds. Please join me in raising funds to support the tiny miracles born in the NICU every single day!

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Kyle's NICU stay by the numbers
1 MRI
1 X-ray
1 Surgical procedure (circumcision)
2 Field trips to Arnold Palmer
2 Ultrasounds
3 Diaper sizes
3 Blood pressure cuff sizes
3 Floors of the hospital
3 Pods
4 Eye exams
4 Shots
4 NICU rooms
4 bed types (isolette, warmer, bassinet, crib)
5 IV moves
5 Lbs gained
6 Levels of breathing support
8 Neonatologists
8 Night nurses while on the 11th floor
10 Visitors other than Mommy & Daddy
10 Nights Mommy spent the night
10 CPAP level changes
16 Days in warmer bed
17 Days in Pod 2 (for the most critical babies)
29 Weeks gestational age at birth
34 Days in Pod 3 (still ICU but more stable babies)
At least 37 day nurses
38 Days in isolette
41 Days in crib
45 Days on 11th floor (for going home prep)
53 Pints of milk pumped
75 Days of weight gains
97 Days in the NICU
Many “roommates”

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