Rotary International Districts 6950 and 7020 partner to provide PMH’s NICU with ventilator
Premature neonates can now breathe easy thanks to the generous donation of a ventilator made by service organization Rotary International Districts 6950&7020 and the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. As the only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the region, management and staff at the Princess Margaret Hospital and the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation were pleased to accept such a generous donation presented by international organization Rotary International.
The donation of the much-needed ventilator valued at close to$50,000 was made possible through a Rotary International Matching Grant in partnership with District 7020, The Rotary Club of East Nassau, Rotary Club of Nassau, Rotary Club of New Providence, Rotary Club of West Nassau, Rotary Club of South-East Nassau, Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise, Bahamas; District 6950, Rotary Club of St. Pete Sunrise, Rotary Club of Holiday, Rotary Club of Dunedin, Rotary Club of Indian Rocks Beach, Rotary Club of Dunedin North, Rotary Club of New Port Richey, Rotary Club of St. Petersburg, Rotary Club of St. Pete Sunset, Rotary Club of Hudson, Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel, Rotary Club of Crystal River Kings Bay, Rotary Club of St. Pete Suncoast, Rotary Club of Gulf Beaches, Florida, USA; and The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
“We felt it was important to lend support to such a worthy cause,”said Boyd Acklin, President of the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg Sunrise, Florida, District 6950.”This meaningful donation to the Princess Margaret Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is another way to give back to the international community, and we encourage other persons to become involved and do their part in helping the world. We are delighted to be able to provide this ventilator. It makes us proud to be Rotarians.”
Michele Rassin, Past President of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, thanked the organization for its donation.”On behalf of The Bahamas, I would like to thank all of our partners for their generous donation which will help save the lives of thousands of premature babies who would be unable to breathe without the assistance of these ventilators.
“We are delighted to be able to receive this donation and present it to the Princess Margaret Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as no child should have to struggle for that first breath. We would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to all of the Rotary Clubs and District 6950 and the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International who have contributed to this life-saving initiative.”
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