Greenfield's very own "Little A" (Alexander) Cerpa was born 7 1/2 weeks early at 4 lbs. 6 oz. At first, Little A seemed to be doing well, breathing on his own, eating normally, and thriving. But as with many preemies, the honeymoon phase proved to be short lived, when it was learned that "Little A" had an intestinal blockage that needed surgical repair in order for him to survive.
At just four days old, LeBonheur Children's Hospital surgeon, Dr. Tim Jancelewicz, successfully repaired Little A's tiny intestines and set him on his road to recovery.
Spending the first five weeks of life in the LeBonheur NICU, "Little A" was graciously and wholly served by the LeBonheur NICU Nurses, Doctors, and Support Staff. Further, the Le Bonheur NICU provides an invaluable amenity by allowing for a living and sleeping space for parents and caregivers to remain at all times in the room with the patient. For new parents, in great need of support and comfort, this was an inconceivable, incredibly emotionally trying experience, that was made easier by Le Bonheur's facility, superior talents, and organizational effectiveness.
The Cerpa family and Greenfield continue to give thanks to Le Bonheur by raising funds to support the hospital's continued cutting edge innovation and success. We are so grateful to have such a talented group of professionals in midtown Memphis.
Please join us in our expression of gratitude during the Thanksgiving season by attending Greenfield's 2nd Annual Le Bonheur NICU Carnival, with indoor games and inflatables for youth, taco truck, and a special wine tasting and beer sampling for adults, alongside the live tunes of Memphis's own acoustical songwriter and performer Josh Threlkeld (www.joshtunes.com).
All proceeds to benefit Lebonheur NICU