In November 2005, Amy and Chris George established the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund in memory of their infant daughter Melissa Suzanne. The Georges’ twin daughters, Melissa and Ann Catherine, were born 14 weeks early, and Melissa passed away just a few hours after birth. Ann Catherine, now a healthy teenager, spent the first 68 days of her life in the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children.
Donations to the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund and proceeds from the fund’s signature events, Swim for Melissa and Miracle Bash, provide lifesaving equipment for the NICU.
“In preparing the unit to admit six critically ill premature babies at the same time, we were reminded just how much high-tech equipment we use every day in caring for our babies in the NICU. We have always enjoyed a great relationship with Huntsville Hospital Foundation and appreciate everything donors have given us through the Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund and other great projects that focus on the NICU. Each of the sextuplets is in a new Giraffe Isolette provided by the Foundation after the 2017 Swim for Melissa.”