A Wonderful Christmas Present

In October 2012, Ray and Cyndi welcomed the birth of their third child and named her Mackenzie Rae. When Mackenzie was born, she was having trouble breathing and she was transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at CHRISTUS Children’s, where specialists told them that Mackenzie had a ten percent chance of surviving.

“I’ll never forget that day. The staff was right there with us, and one nurse told us she’d never give up on Mackenzie. We trusted they were going to do everything possible to save our baby’s life,” shared Cyndi.

Celebrating the Holiday at Home

After nearly two months in the NICU, Mackenzie went home on Christmas Eve.

“We put 100 percent of our faith in God and in the hospital staff,” said Cyndi. “We knew that Mackenzie would be okay.”

Mackenzie continues to receive care at CHRISTUS Children’s. We are there for Mackenzie and for all the children in our community. We exist to serve you and your loved ones — to provide hope, healing and recovery.

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