Chris and Laurie Kraus

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Parents: Chris and Laurie Kraus
Hometown: Liverpool, NY
I was pregnant with twins and having a relatively normal pregnancy until I started having sharp pains and bleeding on Nov. 13, 2005. I was admitted to Crouse Hospital in an attempt to stop the bleeding, but it was discovered that one of the babies, Tanner, was pulling away from my uterine wall.Samantha and Tanner were born on Nov. 20 at 29 weeks and spent seven weeks in the Crouse NICU. Samantha weighed 2 lbs., 1 oz. and Tanner was 2 lbs., 9 oz. at birth. When Samantha was discharged in January 2006, she was one of the smallest babies to ever leave the NICU.

Today, my twins are healthy nine-year-olds who enjoy playing soccer, swimming and playing with their friends. I am grateful for the care my children received while in the Baker NICU. We had the best nurses and doctors one could ask for. I am proud to be a parent of Crouse NICU Graduates!