AdventHealth Zephyrhills Receives Cuddle Cot Donation for Grieving Families

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 General News
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Local husband and wife who lost their son at birth plan six Cuddle Cot donations throughout the U.S.

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla., March 26, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The family of Collin Sebastian Mellor

has partnered with Madison's Miracles to graciously donate a Cuddle Cot to The Baby PlaceŽ at AdventHealth Zephyrhills, in honor of their son. Collin Sebastian Mellor passed away September 1, 2018 during birth at AdventHealth Tampa. Traditionally, families only have a few hours to say goodbye when an infant passes away but the Cuddle Cot cools the baby, allowing the family to spend additional time to process bereavement.

Collin's parents, Alissa Rodriquez and Ryan Mellor, were able to use a Cuddle Cot to spend more precious time with their son, allowing time for his only bedtime story and the opportunity for his grandparents to hold him and say their goodbyes. These are moments the family shared that would not have been possible without a Cuddle Cot.

"I cannot begin to express the magnitude of the extra hours we had with Collin," said Collin's mother, Alissa Rodriquez. "I hope these will gather dust and never be used but in reality, they will be used and needed by other families."

Collin's family was so touched by their experience using a Cuddle Cot, they will donate a total of six through Madison's Miracles, with the first being donated to AdventHealth Zephyrhills. Collin's father is a surgeon at AdventHealth Tampa.

Madison's Miracles is a 501 (c) 3 founded by Chris and Christina Stamper following the loss of their daughter, Madison Elizabeth Stamper. Christina wanted to use her tragedy to help other families who experience loss. Madison's Miracles is dedicating to honoring all babies gone too soon every day. For more information about the Cuddle Cot and Madison's Miracles, please visit http://www.madisonsmiracles.org.

About AdventHealth West Florida Division (Formerly Florida Hospital) The West Florida Division of AdventHealth has some of the nation's brightest medical minds making lifesaving breakthroughs with surgical pioneers, scientists and researchers using leading edge technology and innovation to deliver our brand of whole-person care. Our network of care includes AdventHealth Carrollwood, AdventHealth Connerton, AdventHealth Dade City, AdventHealth Lake Placid, AdventHealth North Pinellas, AdventHealth Ocala, AdventHealth Sebring, AdventHealth Tampa, AdventHealth Wauchula, AdventHealth Wesley Chapel and AdventHealth Zephyrhills, as well as three freestanding offsite Emergency Rooms including AdventHealth Central Pasco ER, AdventHealth Palm Harbor ER and AdventHealth TimberRidge ER. We are more than hospitals, as we have a robust system of care including specialty acute care, over 200 primary care and specialty employed physicians, Express Care at Walgreens clinics, urgent care centers, wound care, physical therapy and home health care. AdventHealth is a faith-based not-for-profit health care system with a mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. AdventHealth has hundreds of care sites and nearly 50 hospitals across the United States. For more information about AdventHealth, visit AdventHealth.com, or Facebook.com/AdventHealth, and for West Florida Division, click here.

 

SOURCE AdventHealth Zephyrhills



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