In May 2009, after an anxious 30-week twin gestation period and delivery, Hunter Wyse lived less than 24 hours. His twin sister, Morgan, survived and is today happy and healthy thanks to the dedicated team of doctors, nurses, and staff at Cedars-Sinai’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Maxine Dunitz Children’s Health Center.
“Our experience there was so profound that we felt the need to give back to the institution that played such an important part in the lives of our son, daughter and the development of our family.”
Following this experience, the Wyse family established the Hunter Persons Wyse Memorial Fund (Hunter’s Fund) to benefit important programs at Cedars-Sinai. By making a gift in Hunter’s honor, you will be making a difference for families in need.
Funding Projects in the NICU
- Family and friends supported the purchase of the neonatal cooling blanket system—a specialized electronic blanket and precision thermostatic monitors—which is helping to prevent and minimize brain damage in oxygen-deprived babies at the NICU.
- In July 2011, we helped to fund the purchase of a Cerebral/Somatic Oximeter—a device that instantly and more accurately measures oxygen levels in an infant’s brain.
- What’s Next: Cutting-edge technology that can evaluate the nutritional composition of breast milk. This will give doctors and caregivers the ability to develop an individualized approach to infant nutrition.
Partnering with Cedars-Sinai’s COACH for Kids and Their Families Program
- Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of a child’s development. Unfortunately, many families are unable to afford the cost of glasses. With your support, the COACH for Kids Gift of Sight Program will help medically underserved low-income and homeless children get the glasses they need.
Please consider making a gift today. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Wyse family will reimburse the Fund for credit card processing fees* to ensure that the full value of your gift goes directly to the cause.
*fees reimbursed for individual gifts of up to $5,000