After years in Nationwide Children's Hospital, a toddler gets to go home

The baby girl has called the neonatal intensive care unit home since she was 10 months old and transferred in critical condition, suffering from bronchopulmonary dysplasia, or BPD.
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The family of Zariah Donovan learned she will soon be released from Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

The baby girl has called the neonatal intensive care unit home since she was 10 months old and transferred in critical condition, suffering from bronchopulmonary dysplasia, or BPD.

Nationwide Children’s is a leader in treating the condition. Zariah’s parents learned of the expertise and petitioned experts in their home state of Utah to allow her release from the hospital there and transfer to Columbus.

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The move and specialized care has divided the family geographically with Zariah’s mom, V, staying in Salt Lake to work and manage the financial and medical responsibilities, while her dad, Shawn, stayed in Columbus to manage the baby’s care.

Administrators at Nationwide Children’s will decide the departure date in the next week or two.

The family calls this step a perfect holiday gift.