Recently, a NICU mother, one of those delightful, involved, engaged and proactive mothers of a preemie told me that the one thing she wished for from the staff, but never got, was to hear preemie success stories. Good preemie outcomes. Sure, doctors told her about risks, warning signs, diagnoses, treatments, & potential disasters looming in the future. But what she didn't hear was how many preemies do well. She wanted to hear about the former preemies graduating from high school, going to the Olympics, becoming doctors, or just living happy, healthy lives. She wanted to be able to focus on the positive, the hope. So, in her honor, and her sweet baby boy (who is home now, living a healthy happy life!), please enjoy these preemie successes:
Did you know Albert Einstein was a preemie?
Sir Isaac Newton, and Mark Twain? Yes, indeed.
Here is a short list of some amazingpremature babies who have changed the world.