Shana's physician is Kristen Green, M.D., a specialist in obstetrics
and gynecology with Springfield Clinic in Lincoln. Aeris is being
welcomed home by three sisters and one brother. The family lives in
Aeris was the recipient of several gifts as the first
baby of the new year. The ALMH Auxiliary presented Aeris and her
family with a basket of baby care items. She received a quilt made
by Friendship Manor residents and a crocheted hat from ALMH
volunteer Ruby Glickerman. ALMH also presented Aeris and her family
with diapers and a gift card for baby necessities.
In 2013, there were 209 babies born at ALMH, 105 males and 104
ALMH's Family Maternity Suites is a state-of-the-art obstetrical
center that features spacious private
labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum rooms with private restrooms and
showers. Each mom and baby receives individualized care. To learn
more about the
Family Maternity Suites or the other health care services
offered at ALMH, visit www.almh.org.
ALMH, at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, is a 25-bed critical
access hospital affiliated with Memorial Health System.
for Kaylee rescheduled for March 8
The 5K benefit run for Kaylee Helton
that was scheduled to take place in December had to be canceled due
to severe weather. That run has now been rescheduled for Saturday,
March 8, at 2 p.m. at Kickapoo Creek Park.
The benefit run will offer three options. Runners or walkers may
choose to take one lap, which is about 1.55 miles, or two laps,
which would be about 3.1 miles.
There will also be a virtual runner option. Signing up as a
virtual runner means the person will pay the registration fee and
receive a shirt but does not have to walk or run the course.
Currently the online registration for this event has been closed,
but participants may register the day of the race. Shirts
commemorating the event will be offered until supplies run out.
No electronic timing system will be used for this event. The race
will be timed by stopwatch, with volunteers calling out times as
runners cross the finish line.
Refreshments will be available after the race.
All proceeds from the race will go to benefit Kaylee Helton
and her family. Kaylee is a 14-year-old student at Lincoln
Community High School and a graduate of New Holland-Middletown.
Last fall Kaylee was hospitalized in critical condition in St.
Louis with a massive pulmonary embolism that caused heart, lung
and kidney failure.
Cross invites eligible donors to give blood during National Blood Donor
PEORIA — January is
National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross invites those who are
eligible to join the millions of blood donors across the country in helping
ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need.
People have many different reasons for
donating blood. Jill Long's is her late husband, Bill, who died from
esophageal cancer. After his Stage 4 diagnosis, he was able to
survive for three more years, thanks in part to the blood
transfusions he received. Long said she believes "the gift of time"
is what blood donors really give.
"It took me only a few minutes to
donate my blood, while he spent all day receiving someone else's —
just so that he could keep fighting to stay alive," she said.
They were both grateful for that
opportunity to fight, Long said. Now, as a blood donor, she said she
feels like she can help other families in similar situations "battle
to stay together as long as possible."