Knoxville Random Acts of Flowers delivers to mothers in NICU

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – It’s difficult to celebrate a holiday when your child is in the hospital fighting for their life.

In Knoxville, Rosalynn and Ben Vaughan experienced a high risk pregnancy when it came to the birth of their twins, Adaline and Harper. They were both born at 33 weeks.

Random Acts of Flowers, with help from March of Dimes, helped make the Vaughans, along with other families at University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit a little brighter. They delivered re-purposed flowers to the NICU.

Random Acts of Flowers is based out of Knoxville, but has branches in Chicago, Tampa Bay and Silicon Valley. Friday they delivered almost 1,000 bouquets to mothers across the nation. March of Dimes helped make the deliveries.

Rosalynn and Ben Vaughan said they were thankful to everyone who has helped them on their journey. Adaline was born at 8:10PM Halloween night and Harper followed by breach delivery at 8:22. The twins were given surfactant, which is a March of Dimes funded agent that allowed the twins to now be able to breathe on their own.

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.Previous story:Knoxville-based Random Acts of Flowers brings smiles to thousands of faces

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