Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) was honoured to accept a gift of $25,000 from the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, in support of its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The money will support the purchase of six neonatal incubators, which will help save the lives of countless premature and critically-ill newborns.
The foundation was created in memory of Sandra Schmirler, a three-time world curling champion and Olympic gold medalist. Inspired by Sandra’s love of family, the foundation supports the purchase of life-saving equipment for hospital NICUs across Canada and provides scholarships for junior curlers, so that each may grow up to become champions like Sandra. Sherry Middaugh, a world-class curler and a friend of Sandra’s, was on hand to represent the foundation and present the cheque to the NICU team.
Photo, from the left, Courtney Houldsworth, clinical educator; Lorne McMann, donor and RVH volunteer; Heather Davis, RVH NICU and pediatrics manager; Sherry Middaugh; Charmaine Smith, RVH Birthing Unit and obstetrics manager.