Hear from our supporters about how the Jackson Chance Foundation’s parking program is making a meaningful difference for NICU babies. We provide so much more than a parking pass – we provide a critical benefit to premature and ill babies in the NICU.
-Bennet’s Mommy (Amy)
– Ann, Jeff, & Eleanor Pando
-Kelly & Nolan
To whom it may concern:
The neonatal intensive care unit at Ann & Robert A. Lurie Children’s Hospital (formally known as Children’s Memorial Hospital) has a long standing track record of caring for the most critically ill babies in the Chicago metropolitan area. This past June we moved from our Lincoln Park location to join the Streeterville campus of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. High parking and public transportation cost often hinders the ability of parents to visit their babies who often required months of the highest level of neonatal intensive care. The initiative to fully fund parents transportation cost will remove the major barrier to parental visitation. More frequent hospital visits will facilitate parental-infant bonding, encourage timely communication with the medical team, and reduce parental anxiety.
James W. Collins, MD
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Pediatric Residency Training Program
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Feinberg School of Medicine
To: The Jackson Chance Foundation
Many thanks for your thoughtful gesture to help our NICU families better cope with parking issues. So sorry to learn of Jackson’s passing and your work here in his home will touch many little ones on the future.
“Parking was one thing we didn’t have to worry about when all we had were worries. We worried about our son fighting for his life in the hospital. We worried about our toddler at home missing us. We worried about how we were going to pay the bills. We Worried about how my husband was going to get his work done.”
“There were days we didn’t see the sun. Other days, we would stop home to walk the dog or make sure we had clean clothes to wear. When we received the monthly parking pass from Jackson Chance Foundation, we didn’t realize how much of a blessing it would be. Leaving Jacob physically hurt, but to know that we could come and go as we pleased without a price tag gave us one less worry and saved us more that $2,500. We want to say thank you to the Jackson Chance Foundation for knowing what we needed without even asking.”