A message from the Event Co-Chair and mother of a preemie

Cameryn's first days.

Cameryn’s first days.

When I think back to when Cameryn was born – I was only 29 weeks pregnant –  I remember wondering how a baby that was born so early could possibly survive. She was so small and fragile. Right after her birth, she was placed on a ventilator as she wasn’t able to breathe on her own. She also had an infection and was immediately given antibiotics. It was a very emotional and stressful time. As a mom, I wanted to make everything okay. But the reality was that my daughter’s life was in the hands of medical technology and the expertise of the doctors and nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Mount Sinai Hospital.

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