Pure for Pediatrics

Pure for Pediatrics

NEO Kids Foundation is excited to partner with Sudbury’s Pure Country to bring you “Pure for Pediatrics -Be the Change for NEO Kids”.

Pure Country and our NEO Kids need YOUR help!

After an extremely successful campaign to raise funds to purchase an Omnibed Carestation for the NICU, Pure for Pediatrics is back and needs YOUR help!

Our goal is to raise $65,000 to purchase a new ventilator for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Health Sciences North, so that our tiniest patients have access to the best possible care right here in Sudbury, when possible.

The Draeger Babylog VN500 Mechanical Ventilator is designed to help our tiniest patients with their first few breaths. Caring for these small patients is one of the most demanding tasks imaginable, but sending them home after spending days, weeks, or even months in the NICU is one of the most rewarding experiences modern medicine has to offer.

Some babies, typically premature or ill babies, may not start breathing on their own spontaneously, or have trouble breathing at birth. Respiratory distress or failure may be the result of underdeveloped lungs or a congenital condition which compromises lung function. The Draeger Ventilator is an “all in one tool” that provides invasive, non-invasive and oxygen therapy to the baby, stimulating the respiratory system until the baby can breathe adequately on their own.

If you would like to help Pure Country reach this goal then watch out for them at different local events around the year, or host a fundraiser of your own! If you would like to host a fundraiser of your own to support Pure for Pediatrics, contact their promotions director; Taylor-Anne Pilotte at tayloranne.pilotte@bellmedia.ca

For more information about Pure for Pediatric, visit their website

 

OMNIBED CARESTATION UPDATE! 

In 2020, our friends at Pure Country launched Pure for Pediatrics –Be the Change for NEO Kids. They set out to raise funds to purchase an Omnibed Carestation for our NICU. This February 2021, Pure Country hosted a Radiothon to help reach their goal of raising $40,000 to purchase a brand new Giraffe Omnibed Carestation. Thanks to the generosity of passionate Pure Country listeners, we exceeded our goal of raising $40,000, and were well on our way to raising the remaining funds to purchase a SECOND Giraffe Omnibed Carestation!

With the funds raised through the HSN 50/50 Cash Lottery for the North, we have decided to cover the remaining cost to purchase the second Omnibed Carestation!

The OmniBed Carestation is a thermally controlled environment that converts from an open bed warmer to a closed incubator at the touch of a button – creating an environment a baby does not need to leave (or to be moved from).  The babies are kept in the OmniBed from birth until they are stable enough to go home healthy!

Thank you SO much for your support toward the Pure for Pediatrics campaign. You have helped us purchase TWO Giraffe Omnibed Carestations for our tiniest newborns receiving care at HSN, allowing them to receive the care they need right here in the North! THANK YOU!

Stay tuned for what our next fundraising project will be as the Pure for Pediatrics Campaign continues!

 

In partnership with Sudbury’s Pure Country

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