August 2020 – preemieFAMILY Support

Organization: Oliver’s Little Warriors Founder: Carmen DeMata Outreach: Kansas City, MO Website: Our son, Oliver, was born at 35 weeks. He spent 8 days in that NICU to feed and grow. At 3 weeks old, he almost lost his life to Late-Onset Group B Strep Meningitis (GBS). He was admitted to a higher level NICU and spent a month … Read More

August 2020 – PW Tag

Meet adorable Kalley-Mae Makanamakamae Yee! After 23 weeks and 3 days bonding with Mommy, Kalley-Mae Makanamakamae Yee had enough and was born on 12-18-18 at 6:12 pm at Kapi’olani Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii.  At birth she weighed 1lb 6.6 oz and was 11.81 inches long.   Being a micro-preemie and unable to breath on her own, she was instantly intubated with … Read More

July 2020 – preemiePRO Highlight

Jenné Johns, MPH President & Founder of Once Upon a Preemie “Of all forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most inhumane.”  – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. PREEMIEWORLD:  How long have you been working in your field?  JENNÉ:  10 years as a health equity professional and 4 years as a Preemie Parent Author, Speaker, and Advocate. PREEMIEWORLD: Why … Read More