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Miracles Makers: Three Preemies

Miracle Makers is a series of 30 stories from Walmart and Sam’s Club associates to celebrate the companies’ 30th anniversary of fundraising for CMN Hospitals

Having one premature baby is a hard experience. Having two? Even harder. But three?

Each of Walmart associate Lisa Ferrebee-Young’s three children were born prematurely: a daughter born six weeks early and weighing just 4 pounds, 13 ounces; a son born two months early and weighing only 3 pounds, 4 ounces; and another daughter born five weeks early at 5 pounds, 6 ounces.

Every one of Lisa’s kids spent time in the NICU at WVU Medicine Children’s in Morgantown, WV, where they battled a variety of challenges before going home. Today her kids are healthy adults and have kids of their own.

Lisa has worked for Walmart for more than 15 years and is currently a licensed pharmacy technician at her store. She has joined fellow associates in hosting hot dog stands, publishing a cookbook to be sold for donations and even putting on a fishing tournament.

“I do my part by asking my customers to donate and by encouraging my grandkids to always put their change in the CMN Hospitals canisters at our store,” Lisa said. “I make sure to always let people know what our WVU Medicine Children’s did for my own children.”

Do your part to help current children’s hospitals patients by donating at your local Walmart or Sam’s Club today!

Lisa’s three adult children today