Owyn's Butterfly Kisses is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation. We are a team of three mother's who delivered twins prematurely and spent months praying, fighting, and nurturing through the glass walls of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Western Pennsylvania (West Penn) Hospital. Our mission is to help raise money through fundraising and donations for West Penn Hospital's NICU in Pittsburgh, PA where they specialize in prematurity. We want to provide families with support that are currently struggling to get through the ups and downs of the NICU journey. Our goal is to keep "Paying It Forward!" =)
Stephanie is the President and Co-Founder of Owyn's Butterfly Kisses. Stephanie co-founded Owyn's Butterfly Kisses in honor of her twin boys, Noah & Luca. They spent 54 days at West Penn's NICU and 14 days at TIC in Pittsburgh before coming home. They were born at 27 weeks gestation for unknown reasons. Noah weighed 2lbs 10.5oz and was 14 inches long at birth. Luca weighed 2lbs 2.5oz and was 12 3/4 inches long.
Gwen is the Vice-President and Co-Founder of Owyn's Butterfly Kisses. Gwen co-founded Owyn's Butterfly Kisses in honor and in memory of her twins, Owyn & Jacey. Jacey spent 150 days at West Penn's NICU and 4 days at TIC in Pittsburgh before coming home. Owyn (June 14, 2011 - January 5, 2012) spent his precious short life in West Penn's NICU and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh where he was called to Heaven. They were born at 25 weeks gestation due to a placental abruption. Owyn weighed 1lbs 10oz and Jacey 1lb 12oz, they were both 12 1/2 inches long at birth.
Jodi is the Secretary of Owyn's Butterfly Kisses and became involved to honor her twin daughters, Madelyn and Evelyn. Evie spent 90 days at West Penn's NICU and 17 days at TIC in Pittsburgh before coming home. Maddie spent her beautiful 34 days of life within the West Penn NICU where she passed away on August 5, 2010 in her Mommy and Daddy's arms. They were born at 24 weeks gestation due to severe preeclampsia with HELLP syndrome. Evie and Maddie each weighed 1lbs 6oz and were each 12 inches long.