30 August 2019
Today’s nomination for our NICU Superhero award, which recognises those who care for poorly and premature babies in the neonatal unit, comes from Amie Wilson. Amie’s twins, Marley and Rowan, were born prematurely at 31 weeks gestation earlier this year and were cared for by the neonatal team at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital. Amie told us about her journey and why she would like to thank one nurse in particular:
"I would like to nominate Sarah Veuskens from Aberdeen. All the nurses went above and beyond, but in the initial few days Sarah made my twins feels like "real people." Even my father-in-law commented to say she was caring for the babies like they were her own. I had come in one day and one of my twins was under the lamps and she had cut a tiny pair of goggles to fit his octopus so he wasn't alone.
I had lost my mum suddenly during my pregnancy and she was a fantastic support to me on one particular day when I really wished she had been there to meet them. An incredible lady."
Thank you for sharing Amie, it’s wonderful to know you were supported so well through such a difficult time. We are also thrilled to hear that your little ones are now thriving.
Calling all neonatal units, help spread the word about our search for NICU Superheroes
We have designed a poster which unit staff can print off and display so that more parents can learn about our quest! You can find the poster here.
Are you a parent wanting to nominate a NICU Superhero?
To nominate your NICU Superhero, drop us an email, or send us a direct message via our Facebook or Twitter pages. All those nominated will receive a special NICU Superhero rosette and certificate!