East Union students collect money for NICU
UNION COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Students at the East Union Attendance Center are making a difference for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at NMMC.
Through the month of September, students collected $1,080 for the NICU in Tupelo.
The drive was spearheaded by 1st Grade Teacher Marlee May, whose daughter was a NICU patient.
Some of the students collecting money were also patients in the NICU when they were born.
“The NICU means a lot to me. My daughter was born two months early and she stayed in the NICU for the first month of her life, so it’s very near and dear to my heart. I’m excited to bring awareness of that and for these students to care so much and want to give back too, it makes us really happy,” said Marley May.
“My family knows what it’s like to have a child in the NICU. I was in the NICU for three months, being born early, and it saves lives and if it wasn’t for the NICU, I wouldn’t be here right now,” said Isaiah Sheffield.
The entire school took part in the NICU fundraiser through the month of September.