Nguyen Family Spotlight

February 8, 2022

Tien and Alex Nguyen, from Webster County, we’re expecting their first child, a baby boy. At 27 weeks Alex’s water broke and they were sent to MercyOne Des Moines via ambulance. Alex was admitted for observation for 7 weeks leading up to their son’s birth. On December 6, 2021, Maverick was born premature at 34 weeks. Maverick was admitted to the NICU where he continued to grow and get stronger before being discharged after 23 nights.

Upon Alex’s discharged she and Tien immediately checked into the Ronald McDonald House allowing them to remain close to their newborn. While Tien and Alex focused on Maverick throughout the day they describe returning to the Ronald McDonald House in the evening like coming home. After long days they always returned to a home cooked meal and fellow NICU parents who quickly became friends. The community they created at the House turned a scary and uncertain situation into an overall good experience. They are beyond thankful for everyone who made their time at the House such a positive one.