Helen DeVos Children Hospital NICU twins turn 10 alongside the hospital

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – As the iconic Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital big blue building turns 10, we check in with a family who holds a deep connection with it.

The Hughes family were blessed with two miracle babies ten years ago. Born at 25 weeks, and only weighing 2 pounds and 1 pound 18 ounces, twins Erin and Will were placed immediately into the NICU. Small enough that a wedding ring band fit around their whole arm, these precious babies were doted on by the hospital’s doctors and nurses. The twins were born on January 18th, and spent over 100 days in the NICU, not coming home until mid June.

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital has always been a place for the Hughes family to go back to, from broken bones, surgeries, or even annually celebrating their birthday with pizza and ice cream at the hospital!

“Thank you for being incredible and for continuing to grow, it has been amazing to watch the journey of 10 years. We were there a week after they opened.” They thank the hospital, “The continuous growth, we are just so thankful for everything they provide to everyone.”

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