Spangenbergs’ gift for NICU helps deliver healthy, happy babies
While visiting the Blanche Swanzy Lange Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Erich and Audrey Spangenberg saw some of the hospital’s most vulnerable patients. In incubator after incubator, premature newborn babies were struggling for every breath and clinging to life.
The Spangenbergs were moved by this experience and felt they had to get involved.
The Spangenberg Family Foundation for the Benefit of Children’s Education and Healthcare supports charitable efforts in education and medical research. They used the foundation to contribute $500,000 to Baylor Health Care System Foundation to create a fund that will benefit the NICU.
A plaque recognizing the Spangenbergs’ gift will read: “In appreciation for the generosity of Christian Spangenberg and the Spangenberg Family Foundation.”
Christian, Erich and Audrey’s son, attends a boarding school with an ultimate goal of going to law school. After a recent visit to the Riggs Emergency Department at Baylor Dallas, he is rethinking that plan and considering studying medicine.
“You are really making a difference in these precious lives,” Audrey said, explaining the inspiration for their support, which will impact the health and well-being of thousands of children for decades to come.
For more information about supporting the NICU, contact Roxann Garcia at 214.820.8196 or Roxann.Garcia@BaylorHealth.edu.