Financial support for preemie baby makes Royal Columbian Hospital a true home away from home
(From left) Burnaby-based Variety – The Children’s Charity Executive Director Barbie Hislop and Director, Heart of Variety Fund Tami Ledl and mother Natasha Pinch admire newborn Rebecca Pinch, in the arms of her father, Jason Pinch. Rebecca was born premature at Royal Columbian Hospital at 28 weeks and five days, and weighing only 955 grams.
Thanks to Variety’s annual contribution of $10,000 to Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) Foundation’s Maternity Infant Child Youth Emergency Response Fund, the Powell River-based Pinch family received were able to stay in the vicinity of RCH to care for their daughter in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
“Through the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation’s Maternity Infant Child Youth Emergency Response Fund, Variety assists children and their families with funds for travel, accommodation, and meal costs while their child is in the hospital away from home,” said Barbie Hislop.