"Miracle Baby" Picnic Celebrates Children That Have Beaten the Odds

On Sunday, August 13, 2017, over 300 people gathered on the Aurora BayCare Medical Center campus to celebrate local miracle babies.  Families who have been helped by the Aurora BayCare NICU or fertility services traveled from near and far to be in attendance.

This was the 14th year for this annual celebration that reunites current and former patients, their families, and caregiver

s. This event gives attendees the opportunity to connect, share stories and enjoy the company of other families who have gone through similar experiences.

There were many activities at this year’s picnic, including face painting, crafts, a petting zoo, family photos, a caricature artist, refreshments and more. Children were even able to celebrate the day with birthday cake and ice cream.

“Seeing so many happy families sharing their stories and celebrating the lives of their children was fantastic. We’re happy to have been a part of their journey,” said Dr. Frank Wittmaack, reproductive endocrinologist at Aurora BayCare.

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View this year’s event photo album on the Aurora BayCare Facebook page.