Anilisa Sainani was a first-time mother and nervous about taking her baby home after delivery. Then her baby son, Jai, needed further medical care to help him grow and eat. He had to be transferred to St. Joe’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
“The care at St. Joe’s was fantastic,” says Anilisa. “It was reassuring to have St. Joe’s so close to home because I could spend more time with my son during his stay.” Anilisa was there for all of Jai’s feedings and could go home, shower and care for herself, knowing he was in great hands.
Anilisa is now a member of the St. Joseph’s Foundation Board of Directors. Her experience with St. Joe’s is her inspiration to make a difference for others in the west end.
“St. Joe’s is our community hospital and here to look after all of our family’s health needs,” she says.“From great paediatric care in the CIBC Just for Kids Clinic, the NICU, to a full Emergency Department with an area dedicated to kids, as well as mental health support for who are most vulnerable, St. Joe’s has it all.”
Anilisa wants to offer the staff at St. Joe’s the simplest thing she can—her sincerest “thank you” for the care they have given her family, and for what they do every day.
“It is my hope that this compassionate care continues on into the next century,” she says. “For the generations that come after us—for my son’s children and maybe even their children too!”