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Shannon Green

Mom gives thanks for special care

There's no stronger indication you're doing things right than a repeat customer. That goes double-or triple in fact-for Embro area schoolteacher Shannon Green and husband Dave, a dairy farmer, who welcomed their third daughter, Ryerson, into this world at Stratford General's Maternal Child Unit last year.

"When you're ready to give birth you're in pain and feel very vulnerable," explains Shannon. "You really want people caring for you who can create a sense of comfort and security."

While the delivery of Ryerson went according to plan, it wasn't without stress. Following birth her daughter was attached to a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine in the special care nursery until things stabilized. "It was a bit of tough time," recalls Shannon. Just seeing her inside that little bubble with a breathing machine was pretty stressful.

Shannon's positive experiences at SGH prompted a letter to the Foundation to tell us her story and a donation. "It wasn't a large amount, but if it helps the hospital provides another mother-or a sick person-with the kind of positive experience that I had, then it's worthwhile."  

Posted Monday, October 5 2015


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