Bronson and its staff are a true gift to the community

Brittany Hausmann, Donor

Mason was born nine weeks early in December 2014 after I developed Preeclampsia and HELLP Syndrome. Being only 31 weeks pregnant and transferring to Bronson Methodist Hospital for an emergency delivery was incredibly scary, but the staff at Bronson made all the difference.

After the initial transfer, it was a bit of an emotional roller coaster. Instead of delivering right away, the providers tried to keep my condition stabilized so I could remain pregnant for a few more weeks on hospital bedrest. Ultimately, I became too sick and Dr. Tempest Allen saved both mine and Mason’s lives by deciding to deliver.

Following delivery, I received exceptional care from both the nursing staff and physicians of Bronson Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists. Mason stayed in the NICU at Bronson Children’s Hospital for seven weeks. He was 2 pounds, 14 ounces when he was born, and he left the NICU in February 2015 weighing 5 pounds, 6 ounces. We were so grateful that Mason experienced no additional complications while he was in the NICU. The nurses in the NICU were wonderful and even cared for our broken hearts as parents in addition to caring for Mason. We will forever be grateful for the staff at Bronson as they impacted our lives more than we can express.

Today, Mason is a healthy soon-to-be six year old full of love and energy, and free of any conditions stemming from his prematurity. We chose to make a donation through the Bronson Health Foundation to show our appreciation. Our hope is to one day pursue opening a non-profit organization to further support families who come through Bronson’s NICU,F as well as the NICU itself.

Bronson and its staff are a true gift to the community and we are forever grateful.


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