Twins Morgyn and Myla were born 8 weeks early and taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to be further assessed. Myla, weighing four pounds and two ounces, spent 22 days in the NICU with medical staff trying to get her to gain weight. Her stay meant long days and nights with the hours dragging on for her parents, all while trying to remain positive knowing that medical staff were doing everything they could to keep her alive and well. Meanwhile during her 22 days, Morgyn was still in the depths of her difficulties.
Being born with pulmonary atresia with a ventricular septal defect meant two open heart surgeries for Morgyn, one at eight weeks old and another at two years old. The situation became more complicated with Morgyn’s heart troubles and she was transferred to Regina for four weeks until she had gained enough weight for her surgery in Edmonton. She spent a total of 94 days in the NICU before the family could finally travel back home together for the first time. Although she is a twin, she spent the first four months of her life without her fellow counterpart.
Today, Morgyn and Myla are now 10 years old, best friends and ambitious as ever to raise funds for Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation. In response to the overwhelming support and care they received from doctors to keep their girls alive, the family has been devoted to raising funds for the new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Radiothon since 2015. Make a donation on this page to support their 2019 fundraising goal!