Tiffany McCallum, NICU Nurse
Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital
Nominated by Sara Licht
What seemingly started out as any old Monday would turn into the most significant day in our lives. On July 26, 2016 our boys decided to join us here on earth at just a mere 30 weeks and 3 days. I vividly remember not even fully understanding the effect that this would have on them or us. All I knew is that it was way to soon and we needed to brace ourselves for a lot of unknowns. Once the boys were whisked away after delivery my husband went with the L&D team as they were admitted to the NICU. That is where he met Tiffany.
Tiffany has a presence about her when she is in the room; calm, focused and knowledgeable in any situation. She was right there assuring my husband that everything was going to be okay and they were going to be taken care of. From that moment, we knew that we had met someone that would would have an imprint on our lives forever.
For the next 65 days she cared for our sons like they were her own. Any major medical decisions she was consulted and served as their advocate through the process. Sometimes in life, you are led in directions and I believe to certain people for a reason. We could not feel more blessed to have Tiffany in our lives and are forever grateful for her being an integral part of saving their lives.