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After a smooth pregnancy with baby Emma, things took a turn for the worse during her mom’s delivery when doctors discovered that the umbilical cord was not attached to the placenta. The cord was severed, and Emma began to bleed out. She was delivered by emergency C-section, but couldn’t breathe on her own. After being stabilized and transported to Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Emma was placed on cooling therapy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Quick medical attention allowed Emma to recover with no ill effects from the difficult delivery.

Donations helped provide the specialized ground transport ambulance that was used to get Emma to Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. Gifts have also provided cooling therapy equipment for the NICU.

Watch Emma’s story:

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