Inside the NICU

Oh, what a day that was!

Now that we are looking at the other side of World Prematurity Day 2015, we are feeling overwhelmed by how our NICU community came together … at Sunnybrook, in Canada, and around the world.

A superhero World Prematurity Day cape

The PP stands for Preemie Power!

At our unit, we were able to hand out lovely WPD goodies, including bibs and pins from the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation, and custom made superhero capes from Loved From Head to Toe.   Our current NICU families came together and had cake and celebrated their wonderful babies and their equally wonderful accomplishments. Graduate families joined a multi-hospital celebration held downtown near the CN Tower. The location was chosen because the CN Tower, as part of the World Prematurity Day Global Illumination Project, was one of hundreds of international monuments that was glowing purple to honour preemies.  Thank you so much to the organizers and to the wonderful families who came out to celebrate.

CN Tower goes purple for preemies

Way to go, CN Tower!

If you’d like to see more beautiful buildings lit up in purple, read inspiring family stories, and find out about what other NICUs did across Canada, we encourage you to visit the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation’s Facebook page, which is filling up with amazing photographs and updates. And last but DEFINITELY not least – please take a moment and watch this amazing, incredible video made by a graduate family from our NICU.  It’s absolutely beautiful and it captures so much about the NICU experience in a few short moments.

Until next year … happy World Prematurity Day, and thank you for your support!

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Kate Robson