2017: Connor Cares to Benefit Howard County General Hospital NICU

Connor Cares was established by Mackenzie and Scott Moran in memory of their son Connor.  Mackenzie and Scott lost their son from an infection several hours after he was born on December 29, 2016.

Mackenzie and Scott are honoring Connor and his life by providing a birthday gift to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the hospital where Connor was born. The doctors and nurses at the NICU of Howard County General Hospital expressed a need for iPads and tablets.  These will help to provide education and communication to the parents of babies needing information and solace during a dark and stressful time.

Laura Scott, Vice President of Hope Returned, brought this worthy cause to the attention of Hope’s Board.

In 2014, Laura co-chaired a similar project in which Hope provided 12 iPads for use at the Pediatric Infusion Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.  According to Brittany Krauth, Child Life Specialist at the Johns Hopkins Children Center, “The iPads for the infusion clinic get used every day and the patients LOVE them.”  They are used for education, communication, and procedural support.

Hope Returned is proud to provide a $2,000 donation to Connor Cares, contributing to their $10,000 end-of-year goal!

Photo Credit: Howard County General Hospital