As a Child Life specialist familiar with the challenges that preemies can face, Jessica was worried when her baby’s distress in-utero required an emergency c-section. Little Maggie was born on December 4 at Palmetto Health Richland at just under 34 weeks gestation. The delivery team used a specialized transport incubator that functions like a portable intensive care unit to provide Maggie with the highest level of care while she was being transported from the Operating Room upstairs to the NICU. The incubator’s built-in
ventilator supported Maggie during her transit time.
Thankfully, within a matter of minutes, Maggie was able to breathe on her own. She went on to spend nearly a month in the hospital before Jessica and her husband, Josh, got to take her home.“At three months old, our little girl is thriving. It’s hard to put into words the gratitude we have for everyone who helped bring her into this world safely. Our OB, Dr. Berry Campbell, whom we credit with saving Maggie’s life. The Will Rogers Institute, whose generous donation of the transport incubator ensured that Maggie was in the best possible environment from the moment she was born. We will forever thank you,” Jessica said.– Anna Saunders
Director of Development,
Palmetto Health Foundation
Brave Beginnings donated the transport incubator that ensured that Maggie was in the best possible environment from the moment she was born, and the unit's built-in ventilator supported her during transit time from the Operating Room to the NICU.