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Baltimore nonprofit finds local homes for travelers seeking abortion, other medical care

July 20, 2022

As Joy Greenfield strolled through The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum in 2018, she felt a sudden, sharp pain. Within moments, her then-husband caught their trembling baby, Julian, as he emerged on the floor of the museum. At just over 26 weeks of gestation, Julian weighed 1 pound, 6 ounces, about as much as a hardcover book. An ambulance rushed Julian to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he would need months of intense medical intervention to survive. But Greenfield and her husband were far from their home in Willingboro, New Jersey during this time. Consumed with anxiety and feeling lonely, Greenfield wondered where she could stay. Baltimore’s Ronald McDonald House was full and staying at a hotel for months would cost thousands of dollars.

Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

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