TransAlta has stepped forward as the largest corporate contributor to the $66M Newborns Need campaign. TransAlta’s commitment is critical to creating a sustainable future where investments in vital health initiatives create a better future for Southern Alberta’s families. This investment from TransAlta will support the growth of the Foothills Level 3 NICU from 39 to 58 beds.
“TransAlta invests in the communities where our people live and work in order to create a meaningful impact. Our investments fill a recognized need and support the sustainability, diversity and youth in these communities,” said Executive Vice President of Legal, Commercial, and External Affairs Kerry O’Reilly Wilks.
“We are pleased to be able to make a difference for the families across Southern Alberta who will utilize this NICU.”
Colten and Chelsea Bodie, from Lethbridge County, spent 94 days in the Foothills Medical Centre NICU with their son, Blair who was born at 27 weeks, 4 days weighing 1,234 grams. Blair needed emergency transport to Foothills Medical Centre NICU with the support of the southern Alberta neonatal transport team. Today, a bright, healthy and vibrant young boy, he recently celebrated his third birthday. Blair’s parents, Colten and Chelsea, are forever grateful for the care that Blair received in the NICU. It is families like the Bodie’s who will continue to benefit from the world class care at Foothills Medical Centre NICU, thanks to the generous gift from TransAlta.
“Foothills staff are angels on earth. We would not have our precious little man without them. They literally laughed with us, cried with us, fought with and for us. He was loved as if surrounded by family there. We could thank them for a lifetime and it wouldn’t be enough.” Chelsea Bodie.
As part of our Thank-you-ary month, we want to once again thank and acknowledge TransAlta for making a difference for families in southern Alberta, in the communities where their people live and work.