Norah Hempel Memorial Fund for Family Care at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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Dear Family and Friends,
In 2018, we were blessed with a long-awaited pregnancy. Unfortunately, at 21 weeks gestational age, we developed complications in our pregnancy. Our angel baby, Norah Grace, was born 17 weeks early on June 14, 2018.
Norah was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for almost 6 weeks. During that time, we got to know our sweet girl. She was a spirited, active, beautiful baby who was full of life. She fought hard to stay with us, but she was just too little. Surrounded by close family, Norah passed away in our arms on July 25, 2018. Becoming her parents has been the greatest privilege and blessing of our lives.
Throughout our time in the NICU, Norah was cared for by an amazing team of medical professionals who treated her as if she were their own. We are eternally grateful for all they did for her.
Aside from getting to know Norah and the incredible NICU staff, we also got to know many families of other NICU babies. We were incredibly blessed to have the resources and support to completely focus on Norah, and to enjoy every cherished minute we had with her. Regrettably, many of these other amazing families are not so lucky. They often faced significant hardship that made their journeys even more challenging. Through this fund, we want to honor Norah's memory by relieving some of the financial burden that less fortunate families face.
In her short life, Norah managed to leave a deep and lasting impact on so many. She is a bright ray of light in our lives. Thank you for helping us keep her legacy alive. We love you all.
With immense gratitude,
Tyler & Eliana Hempel