Hope and Survival for Baby Born Prematurely


Maggie is the smallest baby ever born and cared for at the Wasie Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and is a living example of hope and survival. Born prematurely, Maggie underwent 35 blood transfusions and three surgeries and after five months was discharged from the hospital. She continues to meet milestones, amaze her parents and has not needed to be readmitted to the hospital, thanks to the extraordinary medical care she received early in her life.

At birth Maggie’s tiny body was fragile, but her will to live was strong. Thanks to the Diamond Angels and other donors, the Wasie NICU saved Maggie’s life. Every day the NICU is full of babies like Maggie, struggling to survive. For more information on how you can help the tiniest of our patients, please contact the Foundation office at 954-265-3454.


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