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Thank you Robin & Quin!
Appreciation for my work also deserves mentioning. I am fortunate to work for a large company, with generous benefits. We haven't seen a dime in hospital bills for Andrew, and let me tell you the amount so far is staggering! Between my benefits, and the Medicaid that he qualifies for since he is hospitalized, practically everything is covered. In addition, my company has a great maternity leave policy, which allows you to take up to 6 months without risk to your job. I plan to use every minute (and more if I can gain approval, since we are already at the 12 week mark). We also have a leave donation program, where you can request a leave campaign once you've used up all your paid time off and colleagues can donate time to you. I was amazed, humbled, and thankful to all my colleagues, when I found out on Friday that 160 hours of paid time was donated to me (the maximum the program allows). The fact that the request email was sent out from HR at 8 a.m. and the campaign was closed by 1 p.m. because the hours had been donated already just fills me with so much gratitude. I am blessed!