December 2021 – Editor’s Note

Jenny R. McCormick, Senior Editor

As much as we would like to say that prematurity ends the day our preemies graduate from the NICU, the truth is, preterm birth can cause problems for preemies throughout their lives.

December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This is a day to help everyone become more compassionate and understanding of the challenges faced by people and parents of preemies with disabilities.

As we end 2021, there are some exciting things percolating for the new year. Deb Discenza, Founder of Preemie Crystal Ball, is working hard for unprecedented change for the Preemie Community. Crystal Ball Health is working to create a preemie registry that will power the research to provide better outcomes data globally not only for researchers and industry across the board but also at NICU bedside, at home and into the adult years. Learn more here: https://crystalballhealth.com/

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