Farmington Hills, Mich., April 9, 2007 – Hannah Kay Lind—born on April 6, at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills—has joined a Redford family who delights in its children. Compared to the U.S. average family of 3.18 people, the Linds are far above average with six kids.
Robin Lind always dreamed of having a big family; she has four siblings. She admits that her dream number was seven kids. Robin says, “My last pregnancy was more difficult than then previous five.” She attributes this to her age, allowing that stopping at six kids suits her just fine.
Meet the Linds: Robin, 35, is a stay-at-home mom who is active in her church and loves belonging to a close-knit extended family. Michael, 37,dad to six, renovates houses for a local landlord. Pamela,13, is a big help to her mom; Robin says, “She’s such a sweetheart.” Nathan, 11, is inventive, making amazing Lego structures. Everybody loves Matthew, 9, who is a class clown. Five-year-old Angela loves Barbie dolls and likes to draw. Julia, 4, is very excited about her new little sister but still wants to be the baby. Newborn Hannah likes to be cuddled and fed.
One of the many things that this large family shares is that they all were born at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, including both parents. Robin’s mom, Connie Breuer, 60, also of Redford, delivered four of her five children at Botsford. After Robin recommended the hospital to a cousin and to a sister-in-law, both chose Botsford to deliver their babies.
For 14 years, Robin has been a patient at Comprehensive Obstetrics & Gynecology on West Eight Mile Road in Livonia. This clinic is owned by Botsford Hospital and is a training facility for medical interns and OB-GYN residents. Robin states, “Dr. Adam Cooper has been my obstetrician since he began at Botsford. It was a comfort to me to know that no matter when I went into labor, one the clinic’s four doctors would be waiting at the hospital’s delivery room for me. They’re all great doctors, and I like that they train new doctors.”
Robin’s comfort level with Botsford extends beyond using its New Beginnings Maternity Center, where she’s on a first-name basis with many of the “nice and attentive” staff. When she was 13 years old, Robin’s mom and dad brought her to Botsford for needed surgery. Since then, she has always liked coming to her community hospital. She says, “I’d never be comfortable anywhere else.”
Also, the Linds bring their children to Botsford Pediatric Associates on Orchard Lake Road in Farmington. The kids are cared for by certified pediatric nurse practitioner Angela Lukomski, who Robin describes as the “sweetest nurse.” Again, the Linds find comfort in knowing that the clinic is not only owned by Botsford Hospital, but also that it has six pediatricians and three pediatric nurse practitioners to care for their kids when needed.
In an age when everyone always seems stressed out about careers, money, the war in Iraq, and countless other things, it’s inspiring to know that families like the happy, healthy, loving and good-natured Linds still exist. On this Mother’s Day, what does this mom hope for her four daughters and two sons? Robin says, “When my kids grow up, I want them to be as happy as I am right now. I want them to find the husband or wife who is meant for them. I want them to stay in the church. My reminder to them is always, ‘Do right.’”
Botsford Hospital, an independent, acute care, 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2005 Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leaders award and the 2005 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital Setting (for treatment of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia) and in the Emergency Department Setting (for treatment of heart attack and pneumonia). Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.
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