The Trputec Family

What started out as a routine checkup quickly turned into my and my husband’s worst nightmare.

I was six months pregnant with twins, feeling fine, and suddenly I was being admitted to Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. I was having contractions and I wasn’t even aware of it!

That can’t be, I thought. I’m not due for another three months.

Within days, I had an emergency C-section. We saw firsthand the exceptional inpatient care and neonatal transport for critically ill newborns and infants in Connecticut and beyond. It is the only Level III-C – the highest level – new born intensive care unit in the state.

My boys, Liam and Thomas, were born at 26 weeks and were a combined weight of three pounds. We have never experienced the sort of fear and helplessness we felt that day in October when our boys were born. My husband, Bosko, and I spent months at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital NICU watching the dedicated staff tend to our newborn sons.

Seeing our newborns in the incubator chamber, hooked up to six-foot breathing machines, was heartbreaking.
I’ll never forget it.

And I’ll never forget the amazing staff of the NICU at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. They cared for our boys as if they were their own children. We were able to visit our boys any time of day or night, and call in and check on them as many times per day as we wanted... which was very often!

Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital is truly a great place and an invaluable resource for our community.

I’m convinced there is no place on the planet that could have provided better care for us than Yale New Haven. They will always hold a special place in our hearts and we will be there for them as we go forward. We hope you’ll join us!


Kathy Trputec
Mother of Thomas and Liam

If you would like more information about supporting Yale New Haven Children's Hospital and 
to learn more about the NICU, please contact Michelle D'Amore.

Tel: 203.688.4035