Multiple Births…Multiple Care


The Parents of Multiple Births Association (POMBA) in Windsor donated to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on May 28, 2012 - National Multiple Births Awareness Day.

Valerie Hodgins, the co-president of Windsor-Essex County Parents of Multiple Births Association, an affiliate chapter of Multiple Births Canada as well as the proud mother of 9 ½ year old triplets, presented a cheque to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on National Multiple Births Awareness Day.

“The date is significant in that it represents the birth date of the Dionne Quintuplets, a true turning point in Canada’s history of understanding the multiple-birth experience. The Board of Directors of MBA strongly felt that our future can only be enhanced if we consider our history. As the parents of triplets, I know that my family has benefited from the comfort of the NICU spending 42 days here, and the children of our members have spent the equivalent of over 2 ½ years in the NICU. Due to this strong connection between our members families and the NICU, it has always been our goal to provide support to the NICU.

In recognition of National Multiple Births Awareness Day 2012 and the vibrant multi-birth community that exists here in Windsor and Essex County, and on behalf of co-president Christine Prieur, executive and membership, Valerie presented a cheque for $1,000 for the purchase of 3 new parent rocking chairs. “These chairs will rock many children in the future. Our community is lucky to have such a wonderful NICU right here in our city”.