Cottie & Cake
After a complicated, high-risk
pregnancy, Meghan and Steve Hampton lost one of their twin girls, Katelynn, in
2010 during childbirth. Sister Scotlynn ("Scottie") was born at a mere 2 pounds and immediately
thrust into the fight of her life. While Scottie’s road to recovery was paved
with challenges and setbacks, the Hampton family found strength in each other
and the love and support from the staff at Levine Children’s Hospital’s
Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery (NICN). To honor their children and show their
support and appreciation for the care they received, the Hamptons started the
“Cottie and Cake” Fund (nicknames that their older daughter Ella gave the
twins) to support neonatal and fetal care at Levine Children’s Hospital.
Cottie & Cake fund supports the neonatology program at Levine Children’s
Hospital as well as the Charlotte Fetal Care Center. Most recently, funds raised through In the NIC of Time have supported new
technology in Levine Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery that
provides a secure, private webcam system, installed at each infant’s bedside,
to offer parents secure, real-time video of their infant when they cannot be at
the hospital. A free service to patients and their families, this offers
peace of mind and alleviates some of the anxiety parents experience with a
newborn in the hospital.
What is the NICN at LCH?
The Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery (NICN) at Levine Children’s
Hospital is one of the most comprehensive neonatal care facilities in the
region. In 2011, it received the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint
Commission and was the only facility of its kind in the nation to have this distinction. In 2012, the neonatology
program was recognized as one of the top 50 in the world by U. S. News & World Report.
What is the Charlotte
Fetal Care Center?
The Charlotte Fetal Care Center is one of just a handful
of centers in the country. Led by Dr. Courtney Stephenson, The Charlotte Fetal
Care Center, along with the Women’s Institute at Carolinas Medical Center,
provides pre-natal care and treatment for some of the most high-risk
pregnancies, especially those involving multiple fetuses.
For more information about the Cottie and Cake Fund, please contact Sarah Beth Munson at 704-355-4802.
Support the Cottie & Cake Fund by using the form below.