Operation Hellping Hannah - 110km For The NICU

These funds go directly to the fundraiser to get webcams for each KHSC NICU isolette so parents can see their baby at all times.

Due to COVID-19, KHSC policy is that parents now get up to 9 hours of visitation in the NICU per day.

Hannah came home June 15 after 110 days in the NICU which means we rucked 110km. 


Backstory:
Ms. Hannah was born on February 25, 2021 at 27 weeks weighing 1lb 12oz due to complications of HELLP syndrome. 

Mom is a Nurse and I’m in the military and was deployed at the time of her arrival. Now that I am back in Kingston and as a way to help all the other NICU parents, I am going to fundraise to get those webcams.

They need $100,000 and we’re trying to get them as much as we can.  


Coverage:
Kingstonist Story - Sept 3: https://www.kingstonist.com/news/parents-raising-funds-to-help-install-webcams-in-kgh-nicu/?fbclid=IwAR1029V_4VIbSBSPSFZJi38QZvc3gih0Yr8VnWztC1by5SdORJB5bYOkXb8

Perth Courier Story - August 21: https://www.insideottawavalley.com/news-story/10461369-military-friends-ruck-from-perth-to-kingston-to-raise-funds-for-nicu/?fbclid=IwAR21zgKkxLOpMCr5pBuow0Z5vlk48B6kKQDQNLmO63tP5OoId-rh2juWU5I

On March 29 Hannah’s Grandpa Kerr passed away. He was a big fan of this project and we asked that donations in his memory also be made here. 

Canadian Military Family Magazine story:
https://www.cmfmag.ca/military-couple-raises-funds-for-nicu-cameras/ 

Lake 88.1 In Focus Segment (our whole story): https://lake88.ca/2021/04/15/in-focus-thursday-april-15-2021-pat-kerr-fundraiser-for-cameras-in-the-kingston-nicu/

Ottawa's Move Segment: https://www.iheartradio.ca/move/ottawa/podcasts-more/all-the-feels-kingston-parents-started-a-gofundme-to-get-nicu-webcams-for-families-1.14985494?mode=Article&fbclid=IwAR0_TtCjqKLxx1Egj71IuIDhGwXjF_KYtfSsXdDDTg5CffQ8GZY2bhP3WC0

CTV Ottawa News Story: https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/kingston-father-running-to-raise-money-for-web-cameras-at-kingston-neonatal-icu-1.5386758

Global News Story: https://globalnews.ca/video/7714912/kingston-hospital-raising-money-to-install-webcams-in-newborn-ward?fbclid=IwAR2mxP07DnrcdkCi1pQ-bTdV4OGW_YiB546mZ5Wguj6AZ-1Wahk0WbQXaLM

Kingston Whig Standard Story:
https://www.thewhig.com/news/gofundme-campaign-aids-fundraiser-for-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Pat Kerr 
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Kingston, ON
University Hospitals Kingston Foundation 
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