Delaney’s mom is a nurse, so she has always had someone who knows just what to do when she’s not feeling well. One night though, Delaney woke up in the middle of the night unable to breath and told her mom she felt like she was dying. After being taken to the hospital closest to her house, doctors told her family that Delaney’s airway was the size of a toothpick and diagnosed her with croup. She was immediately transported to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children where she could get the specialized care she needed.
Thanks to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ funds, the Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team has a special ambulance for kids in emergencies just like this. This Mobile Intensive Care Unit gives kids the extra attention they need on the way to the hospital – and they are the only hospital in the area with this specialty service!