By: Hammond Iles on October 31st, 2014

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Audrey's Story, Connecticut Children's

Connecticut Children's Medical Center  |  Giving Back

My daughter, Audrey Elizabeth Flynn was born May 9, 2014. Arriving into the world early, she weighed only 5 pounds, 1 oz. and was 18 inches long. At five weeks premature, her tiny lungs weren't yet mature enough to support her, and she had acid reflux and apnea. Seeing our beautiful daughter in such a helpless, fragile state brought my wife, Kristin and I to tears. Tiny, lovely Audrey was covered in tubes and wires that supported her breathing, monitored her heart, and helped feed her.

Connecticut Children's  took incredible care of Audrey and they took good care of us too― patiently answering all of our questions and reassuring us as we learned how to care for her needs. Although Audrey suffered some setbacks, she grew stronger, and at four weeks, we could finally bring her home.

Her big brother, John was waiting for her arrival. With eyes wide, he greeted his new sister.  Audrey is growing and getting stronger each day.  John can't wait until she's big enough to play. She's still on a heart monitor, and we've had a lot of sleepless nights and made quite a few trips back to the hospital, but Connecticut Children's was always right there for us. They made us feel like each little thing mattered.

We now know firsthand that we are blessed to have a facility like Connecticut Children's to serve our families in their time of need.

Connecticut Children's Medical CenterYou can be part of making the best care possible for families in our local community. In honor of Hammond Iles Wealth Advisors 30th anniversary, won't you celebrate with us by donating $30 to Connecticut Children’s?

Please partner with us in whatever way you can, and we’ll match your donation dollar for dollar. Here’s how you can help:

Send your donation check in any amount to our office payable to Connecticut Children’s. We’ll match your donation and you’ll receive confirmation for your tax records from Connecticut Children’s.

Thank you in advance for supporting a cause that touches so many lives.

Kevin Flynn
Kevin Flynn is Audrey's father, and Wealth Manager at Hammond Iles Wealth Advisors. You can reach Kevin at (800) 416-1655 or