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Sal Devito: Family Shows Gratitude to Orange Regional

November 1, 2015

It is hard to explain that one of the most traumatic experiences of my life was also the most phenomenal.

Zachary was hooked up to wires. I don’t think I held him for five or six days. The nurses made me feel so much more confident. I was so worried I would hurt him with all the wires attached to his little body. I had some guilt. There were babies there with life-long issues, but this was my son.I used to think a nurse was just a nurse – someone who simply provides medical care. And then I met the nurses of Orange Regional Medical Center. On October 12, we welcomed a new son, Zachary David DeVito. Zachary developed a serious respiratory issue that required him to be moved to the neonatal intensive care unit.

The kindness we experienced at Orange Regional was at times overwhelming. We received gas cards and gift certificates. Someone made Zachary a blanket. Someone else made him a handmade name tag for his incubator.

To be able to deal with the world’s most vulnerable people and still show the compassion, caring and understanding that a family and their sick baby deserve was amazing.

Thanks to ORMC, Zachary is a healthy baby boy. There is no greater gift than the gift of good health.

The Inspired Giving Program, A Celebration of Inspirational Care at ORMC provides an opportunity to acknowledge care that goes above and beyond. By making a gift through the Inspired Giving Program you will support vital patient service programs.

Sal DeVito
Westbrookville, NY

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