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Lilly’s Legacy donates tote bags to Baptist Health NICU

Photo attached. Cutline: Ian Carrico and Billy Rodgers (back row) and Kayla Hays (center) of Walk by Faith Ministries present tote bags to the Baptist Health Paducah NICU. Accepting the gift were Gina Leeper, Baptist Health Foundation Paducah, (left); Mother and Baby Care director Lisa Parnell, R.N.; NICU nurses Jenny Asher, R.N., and Danielle Crisp, R.N.; and foundation director Laurie Latham.


Lilly’s Legacy, a Walk by Faith Ministries program, recently donated 50 tote bags for parents with newborns in the Baptist Health Paducah Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The bags were filled with several items, including non-perishable snacks, bottled water, tissues, playing cards and a restaurant gift card.

“We are so fortunate to be the beneficiary of such a special gift of love for our NICU parents,” said Lisa Parnell, R.N., director of Mother and Baby Care. “Our parents have so much of their world turned upside down when a newborn is admitted into the NICU. We are well-equipped to care for their baby, but this special gift, tailored to the parents’ needs, is such a blessing and a wonderful example of our mission of Christian heritage. It will help our families during a very stressful time.”

Lilly’s Legacy was started by Walk by Faith Ministries founder Billy Rodgers in memory of his great-niece Lilly Blair Cumbie. It is a local program designed to help families during the illness or death of a child. For more information, contact Kayla Hays at or see

Baptist Health Paducah was one of 356 hospitals nationwide recently recognized by WomenCertified® as the “Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics.” More babies are born each year at Baptist Health than at all other western Kentucky hospitals combined, numbering more than 70,000 since it opened in 1953. It has the only NICU in western Kentucky.