Newborns in Crisis: FedEx Operations Manager Fosters More Than 75 Critical Need Babies
Jim Madill and his wife Lisa give a whole new meaning to the term empty nest syndrome. After raising three children of their own, the Saskatchewan couple felt they still had more to give…a lot more. In the last 12 years, they have fostered more than 75 critical-need infants.
“The moms of some of these babies are usually challenged with something and can’t handle the child themselves,” said Jim, an operations manager with FedEx Express. “These are mostly high-needs babies. Most of them are addicted to something. They usually go through a 6-8 week period of detoxing from alcohol, drugs or whatever it is. It leaves them shaky.”
Despite the high demand on Jim and Lisa, the couple notes that their labor of love has never been a burden.
“We committed to helping these children become healthy and ready for the next phase of their life,” Jim said.
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