In Our Midst
“When the staff of the NICU discharged our child, it was though they were waving goodbye at the dock. We had to make the voyage on our own.” Mother of a NICU graduateEach year, the lives of thousands of premature newborns are saved by neonatal intensive care. The press and broadcast media celebrate these “miracle babies.” But what is life like for the children, who often leave the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with multiple medical problems and developmental challenges? What is life like for their families? Filmmaker Richard Kahn spent almost a year living with one such family.