World Prematurity Day, 2014

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photo from facebook.

World Prematurity Day is on 17 November each year to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide. Approximately 15 million babies are born preterm each year, accounting for about one in 10 of all babies born worldwide.

Today is the day to remember all the babies who were born too early.

Even though almost 2 years have passed, I still think about prematurity alot. It has, and is still affecting us, even after leaving the NICU.

On this day I am really thankful to all the doctors and nurses, who made it possible for Blackberry #2 to come home from the NICU after 51 days.

This year we celebrated by attending an event at the theater hosted by 2 of our city’s preemie foundations.

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BB#2 in a red sweater is getting his gift soap.

The beginning of the event was free. The kids could take a “behind the scenes” tour of the theater. We saw the orchestra pit, the hair and make-up room, and the stage ofcourse.

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Then from 5 pm, there was a musical show for kids, it was called Runaway Stars, the ticket prices were given to the preemie foundations. So after taking BB#2 home, BB#1 and I went back and watched the show. This was his first time at the theater, he really liked it.

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BB#1 waiting for the show to start.

2 photos from the show, both photos from the theater’s webpage, I don’t think it is allowed to take pictures.

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If you would like to read our preemie story, you can find it at:

https://theblackberryboys.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/world-prematurity-day/

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