It has been said that miracles happen to those who believe in them. Well, we’ve always believed in miracles. But in September 2021, we were witnesses to a miracle firsthand . . . two, in fact!

Our little miracles, twin girls Penelope and Valentina, were born prematurely and remained in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Sisters Hospital for months. During that time, we came to learn that our precious daughters were in the hands of some of the most caring and compassionate caregivers in Western New York.

Every doctor, nurse, and medical professional at Sisters NICU gave our daughters the individualized attention they needed. We felt like family when Lauren Davidson, DO, spent the early morning hours comforting us and talking with us about life itself, painting a beautiful picture of what it would feel like when we finally brought our girls home; or when Diana Huang, MD, spent her entire night at our daughter’s bedside during a particularly difficult time; or when George Albert, MD, calmly navigated a complex health situation with a quiet confidence that instilled trust. There are so many others, from specialists and nurses to the chaplain and other staff, who made us feel as if we were the most important family in the NICU.

Today, our daughters are thriving and full of personality, charisma and energy. We feel strongly compelled to highlight the superheroes who helped to make our precious gifts possible. They do life-saving work in the NICU every day. That is why we want to recognize Dr. Davidson, Dr. Huang, Dr. Albert and everyone who cared for our family in the Sisters Hospital NICU.

Please consider supporting Sisters Hospital Foundation with a donation. To make a gift in honor of your caregiver, please visit their website, to make your secure donation online. Any and every contribution is appreciated. You, or someone you love, may have had a great experience with the caregivers at Sisters of Charity Hospital, or one of their affiliated ministries. We encourage you to share your story by filling out the Angel of Care form.

With thanks from all of us,

The Mura Family