NICU Families - Quinn Gives Back
Our baby Quinn spent six months in the NICU from 11/2016 - 5/2017. We have the good fortune of having terrific health insurance, as well as amazingly generous friends, family, and coworkers. Now that Quinn is home with us, we'd like to give back to other families in our situation. 100% of the donations we receive will be divided between the Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Hospital Ronald McDonald Houses, NICUs, and Child Life programs, as well as a local charity called Kisses from Heaven.
If you've ever had a healthy baby, please be thankful and donate. If you've ever had a sick baby, please donate in his or her honor. If you've ever known a baby, please donate because babies are cute. A simple donation of $5 or $10 will help provide gift cards, snacks/meals, parking passes, and other things to make the worst time in a parent's life slightly more bearable.
We know we won't change anyone's life; we're just trying to remind those going through a tough time that others are thinking about them. We received a lot of gifts and snacks from anonymous donors as well as the charities we'll be giving back to. If you're ever looking to donate, please consider the Ronald McDonald House charities. They gave us more coffee, bagels, and string cheese (for Zane) than we could ever repay. The room was a place for us to get away for a few minutes, and for Zane to play. And the House, although we never stayed there, helps people who don't live near the hospital.
Thanks in advance; your generosity means a lot to us. We want to give back to the charities that helped us, and we can't do enough on our own. Our baby Quinn still has a long way to go, but donations made in her honor will give her struggle a purpose.
-Jordan and Lindsay Andrews
Our baby Quinn passed away on October 5th, 2017. She was able to donate her kidneys and heart valves. She was a fighter, but we know she is now at peace. Our family is forever thankful for the care Quinn received and will continue to support the Cleveland Ronald McDonald House and local NICU families.