Bowlers crowd bowling alley to support NICU at local hospital

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A number of people helped newborn children battle child illnesses and complications at one local bowling alley.

Friday evening was the fourth annual Children’s Miracle Network Bowling Benefit at Paramount Lanes.

For a price, everyone could bowl as much as they wanted. The proceeds will go to the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit at Arnot-Ogden Hospital.

The event was set up by friends and families who had children at the NICU. Some said if it were not for the NICU, their children would not be with them today.

“Now he has cerebral palsy and a little bit of hearing loss,” J.R. Slavin, whose son was in the NICU, said. “Because of the NICU, he’s alive with us now.

His mother Karen Slavin, his son’s grandmother, remembered the time at the NICU and said, “they were wonderful to us.”

“They let us cry, they let us laugh, they let us yell,” She said. “They’re incredible and they perform miracles every day.”

The goal was to break over $2,500. Raffles were also drawn where all the items were donated by local residents and businesses.

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