Cortney Hanks is from Chambersburg, PA and is married the love of her life, Brian. She followed Brian all over the United States as he pursued becoming a pilot for the US Army. She is currently a business owner but more importantly, a mom to 2 beautiful little boys. Max and Raleigh.
Cortney had a normal pregnancy and delivery with Max; however, with Raleigh, she had more issues. At 12 weeks she was diagnosed with Intrahepatic Cholestasis which can lead to a stillbirth if not monitored. She knew at the diagnosis that the baby would be delivered at 36 weeks. She had an easy pregnancy, even with all of the doctor visits to check on the baby. She knew the risks associated with being born at 36 weeks but never thought any of them would happen. On Oct.18th, 2017, they welcomed Raleigh into the world after a short hug and kiss, he was whisked off to the NICU for respiratory distress. He stayed in the NICU for 16 days before he was able to come home. They spent lots of time in prayer for the healing and growth of their precious new baby. She held close to Proverbs 31:25 “She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” There were many times she wanted to break down but knew there was a greater plan for Raleigh and that she needed to be strong for him.
Cortney received support and love from Eve’s Victory during their NICU stay and it drove her to want to give back. She now has a desire to be there for other moms and babies who are going through the same situation. She is eager to grow the support system in PA and to be a lifeline to families all over the country.