Libby has been cared for by the RCH her entire life.
At five weeks old, she began 77 life-saving days in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. She has undergone 28 operations and countless hospital visits to become the happy, healthy girl she is today. Keen to give back, Libby asked for donations to the RCH instead of Bat Mitzvah gifts, raising over $14,000 to support great care.
Libby’s Story: In her words
At the age of five weeks, I was admitted to the RCH, in the Neo Natel Unit.
During my 77 days, at the RCH, I was cared for by the most incredible doctors and nurses. Over the past 12 years I have been in and out of the RCH many times. As it was my Bat Mitzvah I decided in lieu of gifts to give it to the RCH.
It was my opportunity to give back to the RCH for the wonderful help that they have given me over all the years.
I will probably have more operations ahead of me and I am going to take the advice of President Roosevelt “when you reach the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
Once again thank you for all your support and care that the RCH has given me.