Mother Gives Troubled Parents Incredible Gift

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Mother Gives Troubled Parents Incredible Gift

The mom of a former NICU baby has now opened a hospital hair salon for those parents of high-risk newborns.

Sarah Pulley’s four-year-old daughter Amelia was born premature and spent around four months in the NICU in two different hospitals in Indianapolis. It is safe to say that she learned those neonatal intensive care units inside out.

Pulley recalls when her daughter caught a virus, she had to be moved to Riley Children’s Health.

Last year Pulley started volunteering at the hospital’s Ronald McDonald House Family Room, which is part of a program funded by the global nonprofit Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Under this nonprofit families can find affordable housing near the hospital; family rooms exist within the hospital and a mobile program can bring healthcare services to many communities.

Riley Children’s Health specifically was wanting to open a hair salon in its family room.

As part of the initiative, Pulley also donated a chair from her own salon Three Seventeen Hair Design, and had one of her distributors agree to a $150 free hair care product donation. She also volunteered her skills to the “Beauty Bar” which opened and operates on the third floor of the Ronald McDonald Family Room Maternity Tower at Riley.

Now parents can relax in a hydromassage chair, get some snacks, and even get their hair done at no charge. Shampooing, scalp massages, and blow dryers are all part of the deal available to parents every second Wednesday of each month.

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