Family reflects on bond they formed with NICU team during seven month hospital stay



Cutler nicu pic

This weekend, Riley NICU families will reunite with care team members for the NICU Superhero Fun Walk.

Jessica Hill is among the parents who are looking forward to the event. Her son, Cutler, spent seven months in the NICU after he was born at 26 weeks.

Jessica says the Riley NICU team became their family during that time. They saw the doctors, nurses and therapists more than they saw their actual family.

“I mean, they loved us through it when we had nothing else left to give,” Jessica said. “And, those were bonds that were created for seven months that we still communicate with today.”

Cutler is now seven years old. The family’s connection to Riley remains strong.