PREEMIE FACTOIDS

Did you know that over 450,000 babies are born premature in the United States every year? And 15,000,000 worldwide. Because of their early arrivals preemies are more susceptible to a myriad health issues including apnea, PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosis ) and RDS (Respiratory Distress Syndrome ). But technology and science continue to evolve. In fact, a preemie born today has a much greater chance at survival compared to only 10 years ago.  Keep checking back for more factoids.

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See Carter's Day of Thanks on NBC5 Chicago.

Special shout outs to Rob Elgas, Mark Ringo and Stephanie Streff for spending time with the family. We spent two days with the NBC5 crew and they could not have been more friendly, gracious and sincerely interested in Carter's story. We are blown away at the piece and forever grateful!  Also to the wonderful folks at the University of Chicago Comer Children's hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Some nurses we haven't seen since 2004 are still doing what they do - saving babies' lives! Thank you, again.  A very special thanks to Dr. Schreiber who greeted us like old friends. With tremendous skill, and strong faith, you and your team helped make us the most complete parents we can be. You are one of Carter's favorite dudes!!

Thank you to PreemieWorld, LLC for featuring The Little Bear Foundation as one of their favorite support services for Preemie Parents!

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