Terry Meiners Crusade Golf Scramble

Terry Meiners Crusade Golf Scramble

Fun for all! Woodhaven Country Club hosted the 2nd Annnual Terry Meiners Crusade Golf Scramble on September 4, 2012. Great food, fun and prizes! Thanks to our many sponsors and golfers who made it a memorable day. Proceeds benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children.

See 140 photos from the golf scramble, click here.

Amazing video of your donations at work

Born early at 31 weeks and only two pounds and eleven ounces, Aubrey Claire Lawson gave her parents Camille and Stephen quite the scare. WHAS11’s Melissa Swan discovered thanks to the doctors and nurses at Norton Suburban Hospital’s Neo-Natal Unit and the equipment provided through the WHAS Crusade for Children, Aubrey is holding her own.

Camille Lawson, Aubrey’s mom said, “I think we kind of suspected her to be born early ‘cause there’s some previous pregnancies. But it was pretty much the day she was born. It all happened really fast. I was sick. We realized that day that she was going to be born that day.”

Norton Suburban Hospital’s neo-natal team was prepared for Aubrey’s premature birth thanks to the equipment like Aubrey’s monitors and Omni Bed. That equipment was funded with a grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children.

Mary Jean Precious, NICU Nurse Manager said, “This is how we know what’s going on with the baby. And this monitor allows us to know if the status of the baby has changed in any way so that we can get here and take care of what’s going on with the baby.”

In Aubrey’s case, monitoring her breathing and heart rate has been crucial because she is prone to apnea which means when she sleeps too deeply her breathing sometimes slows down or stops and that in turn slows her heart rate. All of this happened while we were videotaping this story.

Warning chimes go off.

“Don’t worry about that,” said Nurse Precious. “And here this is where she’s having an episode. You see she’s not breathing so what I’m going to do is just turn her around here, kind of stimulate and let her take a good breath. See. Her heart rate goes up and once she takes a couple of deep breaths here, her stats will go up too.”

NICU Nurse Lisa Franklin reassures Camille and Stephen and continues to monitor Aubrey. In a matter of two minutes, Aubrey’s vital functions are back to normal. And she’s ready to join her mother and father for their first family portrait with their tiny but oh so precious daughter.

Doctors first told the Lawson’s that Aubrey would have to stay in the NICU for a couple of months but with the progress she’s making they’re hopeful that she’ll get to go home much sooner than that.

The 60th annual WHAS Crusade for Children is coming Saturday and Sunday, June 1 & 2, 2013.

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