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Maizie’s Miracle Story

Chris and Samantha Bloxham welcomed in 2019 on New Year’s Day with a quiet day at home.  The couple, expecting their new baby girl in about five weeks, were anxious for their little one to arrive close to or on the due date. Maizie

Throughout the day, Samantha began to feel unwell, so much so that they came to United Regional Emergency Care Center where she was diagnosed with preeclampsia.  After medications were administered, she improved but her blood pressure began to fall dangerously and she was admitted to United Regional.

Although the due date was weeks away, Chris and Samantha’s baby had other plans. Baby Maizie was born five weeks premature. Weighing at just four pounds six ounces, she was admitted directly to the Level II Special Care Nursery. Her small body required the care of a Giraffe Incubator Carestation where she benefitted from phototherapy to treat jaundice.  She was on oxygen for a short while as her lungs continued to mature outside her mother’s womb.

“Maizie was lucky enough to only be in the nursery for a week. Thanks to Children’s Miracle Network, my baby got the equipment and the love she needed to pull through,” Samantha said.

The Giraffe Incubator Carestation is a state-of-the-art neonatal environment that promotes natural, peaceful healing while fostering a close bond between families and their babies-allowing them to be present for every step of the journey. This unique piece of equipment is available because of generous donors.

“I am thankful we could stay in Wichita Falls! If we were in the metroplex, we would not have had the support of our family and friends. We could not imagine the extra expense and stresses we would have experienced. We are very grateful for CMN,” said Chris.


Today, nearing her first birthday, Maizie is a happy and healthy girl that loves to interact with mom and dad.