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Premature babies reunite with nurses and doctors at Memorial Hospital

Posted at 12:09 AM, May 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-12 03:11:00-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — More than 1 in 10 babies are born premature worldwide. Babies who survive often face a lifetime of disability, including learning disabilities and visual and hearing problems.

On Saturday doctors and nurses from Memorial Hospital reunited with the premature babies that they once took care of who are now living healthy and happy lives.

The reunion is a 28-year long tradition at Memorial, and former patients who are now fully grown adults say they want their own success stories gives hope to others parents of premature babies.