the superhero project
Chillin with Dylan
Inspired by the miraculous birth of Dylan Roberts, Chillin With Dylan is an event that raises money in order to help those families that have also traveled the NICU.
Dylan was born on 3/23/18. What was supposed to be a scheduled C-Section ended up with an emergency that I will never forget. That day took a turn when they couldn’t find Dylans heartbeat. He came silently into this world and the nurses and doctors worked so hard on him. They brought him back to life and gave me hope that miracles exist. Dylan was intubated and flown to CHOP to be placed on a cooling bed where he spent the next 27 days showing us what Superheroes are made of. He has since shown us that living life with each moment is the only way to live.
We found this amazing organization, The Superhero Project, to partner with in hopes to bring a Cooling bed to Holy Redeemer Hospital. We were able to raise a little over $11,000 and Superhero brought us home to match it and a little more. We donated the cooling bed in Dylans honor so that other parents don’t have to be separated from their baby at birth.
This event each year brings on new things to bring to families that have traveled the NICU. If you want to be apart of this amazing event and help out. Let me know.
One of our Superheroes!
“MIRACLES COME IN THE SMALLEST PACKAGES”
My name is Katie Roberts. I am a NICU mom and I work full time for a National Home Builder focusing on Apartment Living. The real estate/property management market has always been an interest of mine and I have spent the last 16 years working my way around it and finding my place with my current company for the past 7 years.
I have 4 amazing children, all boys, ranging from 3 and a half to 14 years old. They keep me pretty busy and make my heart melt daily. They have taught me many lessons and helped shape me into the mom I want to be. My youngest, Dylan, is my NICU miracle. His Apgar score of ‘0’ made me realize that life is to not be taken lightly. He spent 27 days in the NICU and after being intubated and on a cooling bed he showed me just how resilient he is. He was released without any medical intervention needed however he has permanent hearing loss in his right ear. That doesn’t stop him from running around with his brothers showing them just how tough he is. He truly is our Miracle baby.
Kelly and the Superhero Project has provided an amazing amount of love and support during our journey thus far. This foundation has allowed me and my family to raise awareness for HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy), a type of brain damage that occurs when an infant’s brain doesn’t receive enough oxygen and blood. With the support of this amazing foundation we were able to raise enough money to get our Hospital a Cooling Bed & bilirubin blankets.
I am so proud to be apart of this foundation and help and support other NICU families. This journey has lots of ups and downs but I want to be here to show these families that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Thank you to everyone that joined us!
Thank you so much for everyone that was able to attend Chillin with Dylan and/or donate. Your contribution continues to help those families, like mine, navigate the NICU. Although it doesn’t relieve the bumpy road it eases the ride knowing there are people supporting you from a sides.
Our 3rd annual Chillin with Dylan was changed up a bit as we are all are navigating this pandemic. However, because of all of you we raised over $6800!!!!
📣 Shout out to Say Cheese and Lift Studio for helping raise $935 alone!
📣 Huge shout out to my other business supporters for their raffle basket donations, including Kendra Scott and our cornhole sponsor Bartaco.
📣 And an even bigger shout out to The Superhero Project for continuing to raise awareness and support for our families!
To all of the Past, present and future NICU warriors- we see you, we hear you and we are here for you! ❤️ Katie Roberts