Tiffany McCallum, NICU Nurse
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…”
by Sara Licht (NICU mom)
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 (10 weeks early). I now look back and think that I didn’t even fully understand what this would mean or the effect it would have on our sons.
She was right there assuring my husband that everything was going to be okay and they were going to be taken care of…
All I could make sense of was that it was too soon and there were going to be 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 puts you at ease as if you have known her for years. 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 have an imprint on our lives and the lives of our boys forever.
Without people like Tiffany, my sons wouldn’t have had a 1st birthday.
For the next 70 days, she cared for our sons like they were her own. Any major medical decisions she was consulted and served as their advocate throughout 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. Just this July, we celebrated our son’s first birthday. Tiffany served as our guest of honor. Without people like Tiffany, my sons wouldn’t have had a 1st birthday. I am forever grateful for everything she has done for my boys, my husband and myself. There is a reason that NICU nurses are often referenced as, “angels on earth” and it couldn’t be truer.