Cora and Ellie were born at just 24 weeks, 3 days. They spent 136 days in CHOC’s Small Baby Unit before they were healthy enough to go home.
Each year, 1 in 10 babies in the U.S. are born prematurely. For the Cushings, that statistic is two in two. Both sons had stays in the NICU.
Meet Ryan, a graduate of CHOC Small Baby Unit, a place for premature babies born at less than 28 weeks or weighing less than 1,000 grams.