When Gabe was born, the physicians had no clinical explanation for his high birth weight. Today, we know that Gabriel’s birth weight was due in part to his diagnosis of a whole gene deletion on chromosome 17, Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF).
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Little Fighters Feature
Karen Dodge was born in 1981 with Spina Bifada, and cared for lovingly by the Baker Regional NICU team. Today, she’s a 35-year-old mom!
As much as I hated leaving Lucy in the NICU each night, I knew she was in good and loving hands.
McQuaid’s entire family is mindful of and grateful for the compassionate 24/7 attention they received from the NICU.
Ashley was born prematurely due to severe preeclampsia. Looking at her now you would never know how her life started!
Beth Utano learned she was expecting just a short time before having to say goodbye to husband Mike as he left for U.S. Air Force boot camp. Then the unexpected happened.
From babies born at 30 weeks to healthy professionals today, the Rachfal twins and their parents are thankful.
WATCH VIDEO: Nora Marceau, RN, is a Crouse NICU graduate who became a nurse and now works alongside other nurses who cared for her when she was a newborn.
Caitlin had the lowest possible Apgar scores when she was born. Now she’s singing all over Central New York.
Jenna was born at 23 weeks and given a 10 percent chance of surviving. Today she’s thriving as a keyboard player with her own YouTube channel.
The Allen triplets were given a five percent survival rate, but beat all odds and fought hard to be the strong little three-year-olds they are today.
The generous spirit of the faculty and staff at Mexico Middle School does not stop at the four walls of the school building. Learn what they did for our Crouse Little Fighters.
WATCH VIDEO: Baker Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Crouse – Where Technology Meets Compassion and the Best in Patient Care.
As an infant she was on the highest level of respiratory support. At three years old, she is happy, healthy, and breathing on her own.
Kyle spent four months in the NICU fighting to survive. 31 years later, his mother still thanks Crouse for giving her the chance to see her son grow up.
Born with underdeveloped lungs, she couldn’t breathe on her own. 11 years later she is independently breathing, playing sports, and excelling in school.
Born on New Year’s Day, Declan and Logan Powers spent three months in the NICU. Today, they’re happy and healthy three year olds.
Ciara was born at just 728 grams. Today she’s preparing for her first semester of college.
The women of the Onondaga Salon #154 Chapter of the American Legion host an annual baby shower for Crouse Little Fighters.
Haylee Shultz spent a week in the NICU after she was born. On her eighth birthday, she wanted to give back.
Gavin and Grant Johnson spent four and six months fighting for their lives in the NICU. They just celebrated their first birthday!
WATCH VIDEO: Leaving a child behind in the NICU each night leaves many parents with uneasiness and anxiety, but Tim and Najah knew that Samir would receive the best care possible from the Crouse team.
Fallon Moen and Matt Mills say the staff in the Baker Regional NICU at Crouse Health is ‘nothing short of amazing.’ Their son Henry is in the NICU, having been born early. Matt says they have ‘100% trust in Crouse.’