NICU Wall of Hope

LaTerrica and her husband, Brandon, know what it’s like to feel both grief and joy at the same time. 

At 17 weeks, LaTerrica needed emergency surgery. She then stayed on bed rest and was in and out of the hospital. “When we made it to 24 weeks, we thought we were golden.” Her water broke at 30 weeks, and she went into labor at 33 weeks and 4 days. She gave birth to a son and a daughter, Corbin and Corinne. 

The day after delivery, Corinne’s condition rapidly deteriorated. “Being in the medical field, we both knew that there was nothing more that could be done,” Brandon said. 

LaTerrica and Brandon want parents to embrace every moment. “My biggest regret is having so many visitors,” LaTerrica said. “I feel like I missed minutes and seconds that I didn’t get to have. Get your rest and heal, but spend as much time with your baby as you can.”

Corbin went home after spending a week in the NICU. Now 2, Corbin is a “ball of energy,” says dad Brandon. They will always hold Corinne close to their hearts, and keep her memory alive by helping other parents struggling with loss. “Corbin has a guardian angel,” LaTerrica said. 

In Memory of Corinne