17 November 2010

November is Prematurity Awareness Month

How fitting that my little survivor, who beat all the odds stacked against him and survived, is born in the month that seeks to raise awareness about prematurity and it's affects?
Liam at only 3 days old. He wasn't any bigger than the Dr's hand.

Today is National Prematurity Awareness Day.

Did you know the US ranks as a D for premature births??

1 in 8 babies are born too soon.

More newborns die from prematurity than any other cause.

The serious effects of prematurity can last a lifetime. Just ask Liam.

Prematurity sucks.

Liam spent 3 months in the hospital before coming home. Brady didn't get to come home.

Liam at 2 weeks old. Still no bigger than our hands.

If you'd like to learn more and see where your specific state ranks you can check out March of Dimes. 

You can also wear purple today in honor of all the little ones who lost their fight and all the ones who will fight for the rest of their life.

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