After 158-day NICU stay, “Camryn’s Angels” walks to support future preemies and families

Wednesday, June 05, 2019


Caryn Wagner knows the impact Beaumont Children’s can have on families after giving birth to triplet girls at 24 weeks and two days, weighing less than 1 pound 6 ounces each. Caryn’s two smallest babies, Morgan and Evelyn, passed away. The biggest triplet, Camryn, survived but faced health challenges that kept her in the NICU at Beaumont, Royal Oak for 158 days.

Camryn experienced a grade 1 brain bleed; a bowel perforation, which led to two abdominal surgeries; and laser eye surgery for retinopathy of prematurity. In addition, Camryn had to undergo another surgical procedure to place an access line for an IV.

Camryn NICU

Despite it all, Camryn went home from the NICU in November. Today, she is a healthy 17 pounds and inspires her family every day.

This year, the Wagners formed “Camryn’s Angels,” and are walking in memory of Morgan and Evelyn and in honor of Camryn during Beaumont Children’s Walk for Miracles at the Detroit Zoo.

Caryn hopes to raise $2,500 for programs that benefit Beaumont’s smallest patients.

“Life in the NICU is a scary roller coaster for a lot of families,” said Caryn. “These tiny babies need so much just to survive, and I don’t think many people realize what it’s like until they are unfortunately put in this position. The money this walk raises will help so many babies.”

2019 Walk For Miracles

Join us on Saturday, June 15 for the 2019 Walk for Miracles and help raise funds for pediatric programs and services at Beaumont Children’s. Register now.

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2019 Walk for Miracles

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