Bangor Family Gives Back by Brightening the Night

Its an amazing display of lights, set to holiday music, and it’s all to help make sure Eastern Maine Medical Center’s tiniest patients have access to the very best care available.

Rick and Deanna Hathaway know all to well just how important that care is. On June 6, 2011, Deanna gave birth to their twin boys at 29 weeks. The boys were delivered early because of acute twin to twin transfusion syndrome, which as Rick explained, causes blood flow to one of the twins to almost stop.

Sadly, Alexander, passed away from complications. And, after 51 days in EMMC’s NICU, Warren Alexander Glenn Hathaway, went home, and today, he’s a thriving six year old, and proud big brother to sisters Ainsely and Vivien.

The Hathaways are thankful to the team of specialists in the NICU, and they’ll forever be grateful for the remarkable care they provide on a daily basis. Now in its sixth year, this beautiful light display – 38,000 plus lights – is for all to see, all Rick and Deanna ask is that folks consider making a small donation to the NICU that cares for more than 450 babies each year.

If you’re interested in checking out the display, the lights go live at 21 Hillview Drive in Bangor on December 1 at 5 pm. The hours will be December 1 – 16, 5 – 9 pm, and December 17 – 26, 4:30 – 9:30 pm.

Eastern Maine Medical Center is one of our two EMHS Foundation Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in Bangor.

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