• Emily and Madison Surgener, NICU patients

  •  Emily and Madison Surgener, NICU patients

    "Those are my little feet."
    -Madison Surgener 

    "I was scared of the dark."
    -Emily Surgener

  •  Emily Surgener, NICU patient

     Madison Surgener, NICU patient

    Emily and Madison Surgener were born 10 weeks before their due date. During their first ultrasound, the twins' parents were told that the girls had Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. This is an extremely rare condition where there is a blood transfusion from one twin to another during pregnancy, often resulting in severe complications.

    Emily had heart surgery and hernia surgery shortly after she was born, followed by a three-month stay in the nicu. Madison was born with two holes in her heart, one of which has repaired itself.

    Today, Emily and Madison are happy and healthy girls who are true miracles.


  • If the NICU has touched your life, or the life of someone you know, please consider enrolling in the Next Generation Campaign's Little Footprints Club and help babies in need for years to come.

    Wellmont Health System is the regional affiliate for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Learn more about children's services in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, or support local kids through the Wellmont Foundation.