A young Aldergrove family wants to repay the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at B.C. Women’s Hospital for their “help, kindness, friendship and comfort in a truly trying time.”
Jeff and Shelly Dixon’s son Bentley was born three months premature on April 18 and was rushed to NICU where he received the best care and attention that he needed.
“We watched our tiny baby boy fight and fight hard,” said Shelly. “They (specialists, doctors and nurses) went above and beyond in many ways. They shared with us the 28 beautiful days of life that will never be forgotten.”
Bentley was not able to overcome the difficulties of premature birth but Shelly, Jeff and their two children, Ava and Dylon, want to raise money for Women’s Hospital as a way of saying thanks and to support other families who have medical issues.
“Words are simply not enough to thank them for what they did for us and our Bentley,” said Shelly.
So, with the blessing of Women’s Hospital, the family is hosting a car wash, barbecue and botle drive this Saturday, August 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Aldergrove Legion parking lot.
If your car’s in need of a wash, they will wash it for a donation to B.C. Women’s Hospital. If you’re hungry there will be burgers and hot dogs by donation. If bottles and cans are piling up in your garage, they would love to take them off your hands.
Jeff, a plumber and player with the Aldergrove Bandoggs Baseball Team, has also enlisted team members to the cause, including hosting a poker tournament in the Legion Hall at 6 p.m.
“Anyone is welcome to come out — tell your family and friends. The more the better,” said Shelly.