Instead of staying awake and worrying about things, I can get to sleep.

Devon Clark, parent of twins in NICU

When Karly Dennis and Devon Clark’s twins were born early, the girls, Lydia and Navy, had to spend time in Bronson Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Stepdown Unit. With the family’s home nearly 50 minutes away in Dowagiac, it wasn’t easy to make a quick trip home to get some sleep. Thankfully, the couple was able to stay at the nearby Hospital Hospitality House, and Devon was also able at times to sleep right in the room with the twins thanks to new sleeper chairs funded by generous donors to Bronson Health Foundation.

“I’d rather stay here than go home. It definitely makes it a lot more comfortable when you have a comfortable place to lay your head down and rest at least for the couple of hours that you get at a time, or even the five minutes you get.

It’s definitely saved a lot of stress for me. Instead of staying awake and worrying about something, I can get to sleep.  It means the world to me, and I’ve met a lot of other parents that are going through more than I am with their babies in the NICU. I can’t say how thankful I am for everything. It’s nice to know that where your babies are being cared for that the staff has your back and there are also great people that donate to make your stay the most comfortable stay possible.”

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