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The Robert Michael Wood Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life of children affected by a pediatric stroke & help the families of those in the NICU.
Robert (Robbie) Michael Wood was born on April 15, 2015 at 3:55 am weighing 7 pounds 3 ounces and 20 inches long. Parents, John and Tiffany, were excited to hear the doctor say "It's a boy!" and couldn't wait to meet their peanut. Robbie had a minor complication right at birth where he swallowed meconium and had an issue breathing, but he overcame that very quickly. The following day Robbie had a stroke and with that came many complications, including seizures and difficulty eating. He spent his first month of life in the Rush Hospital NICU, where John and Tiffany traveled back and forth to each and every day. We decided to raise funds in order to help the Wood family through this difficult time and within a month over 200 family and friends were able to raise more than $16,000! This was such an amazing thing to watch happen, so a group of us decided to establish the Robert Michael Wood Foundation. The foundation helps the Wood Family along with other families get through the difficult challenges that come from a pediatric stroke.