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Yukon couple thanks St. Paul’s Hospital NICU staff as they celebrate a special Father’s Day

The couple had to overcome the stress of travelling to Vancouver during a pandemic, in order to welcome the premature birth of their first child. As Catherine Urquhart reports, the dads say much of the credit goes to the staff at St. Paul's Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit. (Photo credit: Global News)
The couple had to overcome the stress of travelling to Vancouver during a pandemic, in order to welcome the premature birth of their first child. As Catherine Urquhart reports, the dads say much of the credit goes to the staff at St. Paul's Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit. (Photo credit: Global News)

A Whitehorse couple is thanking the staff at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver for making their upcoming Father’s Day special.

Greg Shaw and Allen Penny welcomed their son, Yukon, via surrogate birth back in mid-April.

The plan was for the surrogate, who is a friend of theirs, to give birth at Whitehorse General Hospital, but the birth mother’s water suddenly broke at 33 weeks gestation.

With no neo-natal intensive care unit at the hospital in Whitehorse, the birth mother was flown by air ambulance to St. Paul’s in Vancouver.

Click here for the full story on Global News.

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