The Cairns family has raised another $1,800 to support the Neonatal Unit at the Janeway Children’s Hospital. It’s the sixth year the family has raised funds for the unit. The effort is made in the memory of their late daughter Jennifer and their late grandson Jayden. “This year our donation will provide new commercial privacy blinds for the sick babies so that brightness in the room is more comfortable for them,” said Rosie Cairns. “Even though the hospital does have blinds to the windows, they are not adjustable and the nurses have to place something over the windows so light don’t come in on the babies.” Nadine McEvoy, the Neonatal Unit’s Manager of Critical Care Services, was on hand to accept the Cairns’ donation shown in the photo above. Over the years, the money which the Cairns have raised through family and friends, has purchased everything from a microwave and coffeemaker to blood pressure cuffs and rocker gliders for the unit. “Roger and I hope that none of you will ever have to experience the neonatal unit, but if you do we will know that the coffee you make, the closing of the blinds to keep the babies more comfortable or the chair you glide your sweet baby in, we (meaning us and our supporters) helped provide that,” said Cairns.
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