Jul 30, 2011 8:23 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow

Celebration of preemies

"Thank you, thank you. Just so many times thank you. We wouldn't be anywhere near where we are right now. It was just good for us," says mother of one-year-old quadruplets, Jennifer Last, of her and her husband's experience at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Memorial Hospital for Children.

Close to eight hundred people came out to Boulder Park this morning to celebrate the hundreds of premature babies that were born at the hospital, as well as all the care they received from doctors, nurses and staff.

It was a perfect opportunity for families to meet with other families who also went through the same roller coaster ride in the NICU.

"Seeing other babies who were in the NICU when we were in the NICU and had grown up was a big help to us, so we want to be the same for other people," adds Last.

**This is the 30th anniversary of this event, and it's open to all former NICU patients and their families.


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