Robin James Morgan lives on in the hearts of his parents and grandparents – and now his memory is also helping the youngest patients at Winchester District Memorial Hospital.
Last October, Courtney and Anthony Morgan lost their son, who was stillborn at WDMH. Courtney and Anthony, as well as grandparents Karen and Jamie Thompson, wanted to do something to thank the WDMH team for their compassion, care, and support during a very difficult time.
In speaking with the WDMH Foundation team, a decision was made to donate the funds to purchase a Novum IQ Syringe Pump for the Family Birthing Unit.
“We are thrilled to be able to direct all of the donations in memory of our grandson and son, Robin James Morgan, to the WDMH Foundation,” noted Courtney, Anthony, Karen, and Jamie. “Providing the funds to purchase this special pump is a perfect way to commemorate Robin.”
The syringe pump is used to administer medication to babies; similar to an IV pump. With this pump, the medication doses are very accurate and safer for the baby. It is used when a baby is sick and needs to be transferred to CHEO. This pump technology matches what is used by the CHEO transport team, resulting in a safe transfer with no interruption of the medication.
The cost of the pump is $4,800 and the family has covered the entire cost through the memorial donations, as well as a donation from Thompson Timber Mart, the family business, and a matching donation by Timberkids Foundation.
Timberkids is Timber Mart Building Centre’s national charitable foundation. It matches donations made by local Timber Mart members that help local children’s charities.
“We are so grateful to this family for this meaningful donation,” sums up Kristen Casselman, Managing Director of the WDMH Foundation.