AUSTIN FUN CLUB HELPS NEW MOM WHO LOST EVERYTHING IN HURRICANE HARVEY

Like many people affected by Hurricane Harvey, Ashley Sullivan and her family lost everything. Unlike most others, however, Ashley was nine months pregnant. While cleaning out their home and trying to salvage anything they could on Sept. 2, Ashley's family noticed she was swelling. Her blood pressu..


HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Like many people affected by Hurricane Harvey, Ashley Sullivan and her family lost everything. Unlike most others, however, Ashley was nine months pregnant. While cleaning out their home and trying to salvage anything they could on Sept. 2, Ashley's family noticed she was swelling. Her blood pressure was dangerously high, and she was rushed to Houston Northwest Medical Center for evaluation, where she delivered her baby boy, Layne, by C-section the following day.

At the same time, Carrie Woydziak, founder of the Austin Fun Club, was looking for a family in need for her next philanthropic project. Ashley's plight – a newborn baby, no home, no supplies – was brought to her attention by a nurse at the hospital. Carrie rallied her fellow club members to raise $3,000 to help Ashley as she starts to rebuild her life as a new mom. The entire story can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/donate/1427237980691242/. Today, Carrie met Ashley and presented her with the check from the Austin Fun Club.

About Houston Northwest Medical Center

Houston Northwest Medical Center is a 423-bed acute care hospital located at 710 Cypress Creek Parkway in Houston. The hospital has been serving the north Houston community for more than 40 years, providing a wide range of medical services that includes cardiology, maternity care, neonatal intensive care, pediatrics, bariatric surgery and neurology. To learn more about the programs and upcoming events at Houston Northwest Medical Center, visit www.hnmc.com.

About HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division

HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities in greater Houston, Corpus Christi and South Texas. Facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 18 hospitals, nine ambulatory surgical centers, 10 freestanding emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one phone call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150- mile radius. For more information, visit www.HCAGulfCoast.com.

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