For most people, breathing is automatic. It happens continuously and without much effort. In the time it takes to read this first paragraph, most people have probably taken at least one breath, if not more, without really thinking about it.
For some, breath unfortunately doesn’t come as easily. And that’s where TB Vets donors like you can make the difference in someone’s life.
Often, that someone is a fragile newborn, like Baby Virk.
Born three months early during an emergency delivery at Burnaby Hospital, Baby Virk arrived so prematurely that his fragile lungs were still weeks away from being fully developed. Needless to say, his life was immediately in danger.
Without the right technology and the specialized skills of the hospital’s neonatal resuscitation team, premature newborns like Baby Virk often would be unable to survive. Thankfully, medical professionals could quickly access a TB Vets-funded neonatal ventilator to give Baby Virk a fighting chance.
The Leoni Ventilator is a critical piece of medical equipment that is designed specifically to supply oxygen to premature infants. Without it, the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit would have been unable to stabilize Baby Virk, putting him at greater risk of life-threatening complications.
TB Vets donors like you are part of the team that saves these precious lives.
Each day, our province’s top neonatal intensive care units provide breathing support for our smallest and most fragile newborns with the help of equipment purchased by donors to TB Vets. Your donation gives these vulnerable babies the time they need to get healthier and stronger, so they can go home to their families, just like Baby Virk.*