My son is 1 in 8.

Thank you to Life After the NICU for the purple and green banner on the left.College created with Picmonkey. Photos from Laura/WaldenMommy.

Today is World Prematurity Day. My son will turn four in a few days. Please take a moment to remember the struggles these little ones face and the heart ache their parents go through.

My son is 1 in 8 babies who was born before the end of 37 weeks. One year and one day later, his cousin was also born at 35 weeks. She is 1 in 8. Thanks to medical research and intensive care, both babies are living and thriving... but George has been left with large term effects of being born too soon.

Together, we can help babies grow strong and reach a full 40 weeks in the womb. After all . . .